The racial rhetoric continues in the 2012 campaign. First, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of mostly black voters that Republicans are “going to put ya’ll back in chains.” Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney responded by telling President Barack Obama to take his “campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” On Thursday, an MSNBC co-host got in on the action.
The co-host of “The Cycle,” known as Touré, accused Romney of “niggerization.” Romney’s message to Obama “really bothered” Touré.
“You notice he said ‘anger’ twice,” Touré pointed out. “He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization’ — ‘he’s not like us.’”
Touré said Romney is trying to convince people that Obama is like the “scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
The Romney campaign has contacted NBC about the comment.