USA Today: N.J. supremacist group passes out anti-Obama fliers

USA Today (9/23/08)

N.J. supremacist group passes out anti-Obama fliers

Residents in one northern New Jersey town received fliers over the weekend attacking Barack Obama’s candidacy on racial grounds, in what one national watchdog group is calling the first racist flier distribution against the candidate.

Roxbury Mayor Tim Smith said the fliers were dropped off at about 25 to 50 of the township’s 8,000 homes. He said nothing like it had happened before in the community of 26,000 residents.

“I’m sickened by this,” Smith said. “It’s not at all representative of our community. I want the world at large to know we’re not that kind of community — this is a place where people take care of each other and nobody cares where you’re from or what you look like.”

The flier shows unflattering photos of Obama, including a doctored one making him look like Osama Bin Laden, above text that reads: “Black Ruled Nations most unstable and violent in the world.”

The flier cites poverty, HIV, and unemployment rates in Haiti and South Africa, and warns: “The United States of America will be next! Why should we seal our fate by allowing a black ruler to destroy us?

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