Ask Mitt Romney about the hostility towards Mormonism across the Christian evangelical community and observe how Republicans embrace the tactic of repeating Senator Obama’s (Islamic-sounding) middle name and watch widespread bigotry crawl out of its corner.
As of February 29, 2008…
The American Bigotry Hierarchy is:
Let’s play the Family Feud!
By the way, if Barack Obama were a Muslim, Jew or Mormon, would he be disqualified to be President?
As we congratulate ourselves for voting for an African American, we ought to recognize that ignorance and bigotry remain a large stain on the American fabric.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.
2 thoughts on “The American Bigotry Hierarchy”
He certainly would be disqualified if he were. Extensive polls and studies show that most Americans would not vote for a Jewish president. The vast majority said they would never vote for a Muslim president, and almost none were willing to vote for an atheist.
I think you are spot on in this post.
If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.
Too bad fear and bias is such an effective motivator. Too bad it is starting to crop up its ugly head in this election, because I think a lot of voters are tired of it.
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