[Content note: Racism]
(The screencap of the headline reads: As Republican Convention emphasizes diversity, racial incidents intrude)
...they have delivered those speeches to a convention hall filled overwhelmingly with white faces, an awkward contrast that has been made more uncomfortable this week by a series of racial headaches that have intruded on the party’s efforts to project a new level of inclusiveness.
And on Wednesday, Yahoo News fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian after a live microphone caught him telling a colleague, before an online event, that Romney and his wife, Ann, were “happy to have a party with black people drowning,” a reference to the RNC’s decision to go ahead with the convention while Hurricane Isaac lashed New Orleans. Chalian later apologized.
Hold on to your peanuts, folks. It's going to be a bumpy convention.
(Thanks to Liss for the image.)