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Roger Farinha

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What is the scope of subtle racism in America today?

I just came back from seeing the film "Lincoln" in the movie theater today. In the movie previews before the feature, I saw a trailer on the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden-- for the movie "Zero Dark Thirty." I noticed how there was no feature of President Obama whatsoever in the film trailer, much less a prominent feature, as he is entitled to have, given his pivotal role in the feat. I intuitively realize this is a form of subtle racism, as some "military people" don't like the idea of an African American commander in chief.

Is my intuition right? What are the forms of subtle racism in America today?

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    Nov 29 2012: I expect the movie will feature prominently the commander in chief. In the two-minute trailer they're trying to show the most exciting part, which isn't going to be a guy behind a desk in a shirt and tie. I'll bet you the director, Kathryn Bigelow, is a liberal and voted for Obama (not that it's a bet we're likely to resolve).

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