25 Overtly Racist Moments in Recent News History

Romney Chair Says Colin Powell Endorsed Obama Because He's Black

When: October 2012
John Sununu
Romney chair says Powell endorsed Obama because he's black

A few months ago, the campaign chair of a long-since forgotten presidential candidate suggested former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell only endorsed the president for re-election because, well, both men are black. Which raises questions as to why Powell didn't simultaneously endorse Herman Cain, or Jimmy McMillan—or Richard Roundtree.

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