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Black GOP candidate finds her sign painted with "white face"

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  1. DFWRocket

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    Okay, now this is pretty bad - haven't seen this one before

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/01/black-gop-florida_n_5548354.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

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    Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith, who is running in the Florida GOP primary to take on Rep. Corrine Brown (D) in November, recently experienced a very disturbing case of racial discrimination.

    On Sunday, Smith tweeted a picture of a vandalized campaign sign, in which her face was covered in white spray paint:

    Smith, who says her husband found the sign in Jacksonville, Florida, told National Review that she "expect[ed] signs to be tampered with or stolen, but not to this extent.”

    “Throughout this entire incident, I go back to Martin Luther King’s comment that we look forward to a time when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” Smith added. “I’ve got too much work to focus on to be bothering with things like this.”

    Brown said regarding the incident that "to be talking about signs is ludicrous to me -- and you know, and whatever happened was unfortunate but I personally do not get involved in campaigning months in advance."

    Her primary opponent, Thuy Lowe, condemned the vandalism.

    "I was shocked by this," Lowe told National Review. "There have been some comments out there that this may have been caused by bigotry. This is a message that she is an African American woman who is a Republican and therefore has a white point of view."

    The GOP primary will be held on August 26.
     
  2. robbie380

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    Sprayed too perfect. Had to be done by a Democrat.
     
  3. Mr. Clutch

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    Wouldn't any vandalism be assumed to be done by the left?
     
  4. edwardc

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    Lmao that's a good one.
     
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    No? [​IMG]
     
  6. Major

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    She's still in a GOP primary fight, so it could be anyone at this point.
     
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    Looks like some jokester's work....
     
  8. Depressio

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    I agree. Maybe someone just felt like vandalizing it and happen to choose white paint. It doesn't necessarily have to be racial discrimination.
     
  9. jo mama

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    im guessing it was just some jackass being a jackass and there really isnt much more to it.
     
  10. Nook

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    Well, being painted in "white face" improved her chances of winning the GOP vote by a good 50%... I think it is 50%, need KCheetah to confirm, he is the numbers guy.
     
  11. Baba Booey

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    Riiiiiight...nothing racial to see here...
     
  12. SamFisher

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    Gosh, Republican primaries are nasty!
     
  13. Dairy Ashford

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    In the real world people just wash off the paint or take down the noose, but with politicians and college campuses they become police crime scenes. I guess it's because people who actually have to regularly deal with this stuff begin to focus less on the actual insult and more on the long-term cost-benefit of minimizing or publicizing it.
     
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    Why would somebody do something so pointless and stupid.
     
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    like the gop's rugged street artists, very talented I may add, turned obama into the joker, these guys wanted to turn her into harley quinn. however, ran out of red and black paint?
     
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    Bill Ayers faints
     

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