Ok. The election of the Obama-skinned person sitting next to your president does absolutely nothing to dispute the point Maestro made unless you can somehow prove the people who signed this petition also support said person, which you can't. Or to make it more succint: The election of a non-white politician doesn't mean there's no racism among the electorate of that politician. In fact, it doesn't even necessarily mean the people who voted for him aren't racist to some extent. I can easily imagine a racist cheering for Michael Vick and listening to Whitney Houston songs (or whatever) and even voting for Mr. Jindal, and still use racial slurs about people on their facebook wall or among friends. There's more racists out there than ones going to the trouble of lynching black people.