Following up on the racist “Obama Bucks” mailer we wrote about yesterday, the LA Times today has this quote from Chaffey Community Republican Women’s Club President Diane Fedele explaining that it was not racist at all because she doesn’t have “racist eyes”:
Fedele said the mailer merely parodied the statements Obama made during a debate last summer and wasn’t racist.
“If I was racist, I would have looked at it through racist eyes,” she said. “I am not racist, which is why it probably didn’t register.”
Club member Kristina Sandoval agreed.
“None of us are racists,” she said.
The use of watermelon, ribs and fried chicken was innocent, she said.
“Everyone eats those foods, it’s not a racial thing.”
How does one determine if they have “racist eyes” exactly? Maybe only if they are looking out through this?