The media continues to racialize the nature of the Democratic primary campaign. The Associated Press reports on some former governor Doug Wilder’s statements:
“The grandson of slaves, who was elected in 1989 in what was once the Confederate capital, endorsed Obama last month. Now Richmond’s mayor, Wilder’s comments still get the attention of the state’s black voters, though his influence has waned since he left office 15 years ago.”
Is this to imply that white voters don’t care what Wilder thinks? Is he unable to gather the attention of whites in a state that he lead as governor? I’m sure the Associated Press, ever a medium of record, doesn’t mean to convey that message; however, this excerpt causes us to wonder about the author’s presumptions.