Why Aren't Birthers Embarrassed Into Silence?

BlackAmericaWeb blogger Tonyaa Weathersbee identifies a common theme -- racism -- to explain why Birthers are still asking questions about President Obama's citizenship long after he produced his birth certificate.

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In a blog entry at BlackAmericaWeb, Tonyaa Weathersbee explains why racism may be the main reason Birthers are still questioning President Barack Obama's citizenship long after he released his long-form birth certificate.

... The latest person to capitalize on this nonsense is [Joe] Arpaio.

Arguably the nastiest lawman since Bull Connor -- he’s being investigated by the Justice Department for racially profiling Latinos and punishing Latino inmates for speaking Spanish -- he recently announced that he and his team of "volunteer" investigators have determined that Obama's birth certificate is a forgery made up by computers.

Yeah, right.

... Then there's [Gordon] Epperly, who, last month, filed a complaint with the Alaska Division of Elections saying that Obama isn't a "natural born citizen" because he is of the "mulatto race," and that the 14th amendment didn't give blacks political rights, only civil rights.

That's nothing but neo-Confederate nonsense.  

Also, last month, [Thomas] Barchfeld, a Republican, was trying to get people in his borough to sign a petition to remove Obama from the 2012 ballot. His reason? Because Obama’s father wasn't a U.S. citizen, that means Obama isn't either -- and he's therefore ineligible to be president.

Read Tonyaa Weathersbee's entire blog entry at BlackAmericaWeb.

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Tonyaa Weathersbee is a multiple-award-winning journalist based in Jacksonville, Fla. To read more of her work, go to her website, follow her on Twitter or like her on Facebook.  

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