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    Obama advance: 'Get me more white people' POLITICO Ben Smith


    From the account in Carnegie Mellon's paper, the Tartan, of a Michelle Obama event in Pittsburgh: While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama’s event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama. The Tartan’s correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, “Get me more white people, we need more white people.” To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, “We’re moving you, sorry. It’s going to look so pretty, though.”


    “I didn’t know they would say, ‘We need a white person here,’ ” said attendee and senior psychology major Shayna Watson, who sat in the crowd behind Mrs. Obama. “I understood they would want a show of diversity, but to pick up people and to reseat them, I didn’t know it would be so outright.” I'm not sure there's any real reason for outrage here; every campaign, at least implicitly, includes race in the staging of events like this -- even a campaign whose supporters chant "race doesn't matter." But they don't usually get caught doing it this explicitly. And (if you didn't pick it up from the bowling) it does give you a sense of the community Obama's trying to reach in Pennsylvania: whitefolks.

    (Excerpted) More here: Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com

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    token whites that's a switch
    It's no longer a dog whistle, it's a fucking trombone


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    Well they are almost the minority now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksithbunny View Post
    Well they are almost the minority now.
    almost??
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    token whites that's a switch
    Hell, it's usually the black people that have to add some color. America is truly progressing where ALL people can now be viewed as tokens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Hell, it's usually the black people that have to add some color. America is truly progressing where ALL people can now be viewed as tokens.
    the poor asian girl got pushed to the back though
    It's no longer a dog whistle, it's a fucking trombone


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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    the poor asian girl got pushed to the back though
    Hey, progress is slow. The little Asian girl's time will come, though.

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    In my Corporate world,diversity was so ingrained that once,when I was called to jury duty & selected, I was looking at the other jurors & feeling a bit uneasy. Finally it dawned on me: Hey! There are no F4's! (corporate speak for Hispanic females). It was so ingrained in me, that I was uncomfortable if any group was missing!
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