However, it wasn't until today that I saw anything which truly made my jaw drop:
" A newspaper advertisement likening media critiques of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to lynchings drew swift complaints from his opponent Thursday and reopened concerns that the mayor's re-election campaign was racially polarizing.
The Michigan Chronicle this week published a full-page ad headlined "Lynching is still legal in America." Beneath it is a faded image of black corpses dangling from trees with nooses around their necks."
Bear in mind that not only are both candidates black, but the ad in question was published in the Rosa Parks commemorative edition.
Again, I'm a suburbanite, so my opinion doesn't count for a helluvalot here, but WOW.