After Senator Obama won the Democratic nomination, he and his wife gave each other a "pound" in front of the cameras -- a Fox anchor called it a "terrorist fist jab." Then last week, a Fox News on-screen graphic referred to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama" -- an attempt to associate the Obamas with racist stereotypes.
These aren't isolated incidents -- they're part of a longstanding pattern of race baiting and fear mongering on the network. Over 110,000 ColorOfChange.org members have signed the petition calling out this pattern. Brave New Films and MoveOn.org members also joined the campaign, and the combined 620,000 petition signatures were delivered at Fox News headquarters in July, with hip-hop artist Nas leading the way.
Join the campaign against racism on Fox News, and we'll keep you updated on ways to hold Fox accountable.