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Several weeks after Obama's sweeping victory many of us were trying to avoid politics (gloating that is) at  thanksgiving family gatherings. I was sitting in a crowded small living room watching the Redskins play the Cowboys. Among the audience were avid right wingers as well as a couple of recent Wisconsin Uprising veterans.  

One politically active octogenarian loudly proclaims:

"I am not a fan of either team but I hope the Redskins lose.  That Griffin (quarterback) is a damned nigger with an attitude, all those (niggers) have one."
There is no doubt he was referring to the president and expressing bitter resentment about Romney's loss.  In fairness to this individual I have seen him interact with many people including people of color and he has only acted with respectful deference in every instance. He also would have voted against Obama if he were white.

My purpose in sharing this is to shed light and argue against many who claim racism is a thing of the past.  And to ask: How did other family gatherings react to the elections? Poll past the fold.

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Over Thanksgiving My Family:

45%59 votes
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41%55 votes

| 131 votes | Vote | Results

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