April 8, 2008

SEPARATE SEATS FOR COLOREDS?:

Michelle Obama speaks at presidential rally in Skibo Gym (Andrew Peters, 4/07/08, TartanOnline)

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.”


Of course, that'll be their plea on Election Day too.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2008 7:18 PM
Comments

Will they be paying walkin' around money in the 'burbs?

Posted by: ratbert at April 8, 2008 10:46 PM

With the Obamas everything is skin color. As supporting evidence I cite every issue his campaign has had.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 9, 2008 8:14 AM
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