Woman Who Emailed Obama Buck Says Racism Was Not Intent

The image speaks for itself, but I'm going to say something anyway.

Not being able to identify the Obama Buck as being racist is like not being able to identify the Sears Tower as being tall.

But Diane Fedele says when she looked at the image, she just saw food and a message that Obama's administration would mean more government handouts that cost taxpayers. "I never connected," Diane Fedele told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. "It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else."

One of the 200 people she sent the image to in an email attacking Senator Barack Obama happened to be a black female member of the same Republican organization. Sheila Raines told the newspaper that she let Fedele know the image was offensive. "This is what keeps African-Americans from joining the Republican Party," Raines said. "I'm really hurt. I cried for 45 minutes."

From BlogXilla.com: "They might as well have called him a n*gga. Watermelon, Kool-Aid, Ribs & Fried Chicken, all of these things are delicious, but to place them on fake money with a black man is beyond offensive."

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