Doug Jones Faces Backlash Over Racially Charged Campaign Flyer In Alabama
Fox News ^ | 12-7-2017 | Alex Pappas
Posted on 12/07/2017 6:58:49 PM PST by blam
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A racially charged campaign flyer sent to black residents in Alabama’s Senate race is provoking a social media backlash for Democratic nominee Doug Jones, who is scrambling to mobilize black voters against Republican Roy Moore ahead of Tuesday’s election.
The flyer, which has been circulating on social media and reportedly came from the Jones campaign, shows a young black man with a skeptical look on his face.
“Think if a black man went after high school girls anyone would try to make him a senator?” it reads.
Multiple people who received it have posted photos of the flyer on Twitter, with some condemning it as out of touch and insensitive.
Michael Harriot, a writer for TheRoot.com, an African-American culture website, wrote that “it has upset black voters across Alabama.”
“Someone, probably a white man, thought that the image would resonate with black people and motivate them to get out the vote,” he said.
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