threats against obama, race crimes increase

This sucks, but actually not surprising. Since the November 4 election, law enforcement officially have reportedly seen more potentially threatening writings, internet postings and other activity directed at Barack Obama than has been seen with any past president-elect: Obama has more threats than other presidents-elect.

Threats against a new president historically spike right after an election. But what's worse, hundreds of racist incidents referring to Obama have been reported across the country, from vandalism and vague threats to at least one physical attack: Obama election spurs race crimes around country.

Amidst all the celebration and triumphant cries of positive change, we shouldn't forget that this country still has a really long way to go towards racial progress and harmony. Alas, a racist asshole is still a racist asshole, no matter who is elected president.

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