The new racist, anti-Obama fashion statement

One vendor in Texas makes no bones about pins promoting a racist attitude toward the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Published June 17, 2008 6:05PM (EDT)

It seems not everyone in the Republican Party is sticking to the message and helping to portray the party as modern and, well, not racist.

At the Texas Republican Convention this past weekend, the Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers blog reports, one vendor was selling the pin that appears with this post. (If you can't see the photo, the pin reads, "If Obama is President... will we still call it The White House?")

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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