The more things change, the more they stay the same. In Georgia, the family of Donald Charles Unsworth has made their thoughts about President Barack Obama quite clear in an obituary, of all places. In a display of poor taste and a strong distaste for the president, the family asks folks to donate memorial funds to campaign against Obama. The obituary reads: “The family respectfully asked in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to the campaign of whoever is running against President Barack Obama in 2012.”
This is how strong some people’s hatred is for the nation’s first black president — they would want funds that could go for cancer research to go toward keeping Obama out of office in 2012. The 2010 elections have shown that racism is alive and well, even when coming from the dead, and that it will continue to be a defining characteristic of the political landscape and this nation. No words, except “pitiful,” again.