Mitt Romney and People of Color: A Brief History in 15 Moments

9. Carefully Shaded Responses

Short Version: Romney went Brown-Face, both on TV and on a secret recording.

Less-Short Version: In fairness to Governor Romney, we have no idea what was going on when he appeared on an election-related Univision broadcast in September sporting notably dark makeup. Perhaps the makeup artists had run out of Ben Nye's Aging Mormon White pancake makeup. Whatever the case, Romney’s secretly recorded remarks from early in 2012 about how his chances for election would’ve been better if he’d been “born Latino” were revealed around the same time and, really, no one was happy.

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