racism

"Racism" and related terms ("racist") have been used a total of 7 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: The election of the nation's first African-American president certainly hasn't erased racism or discussion of it. If anything, race is an even hotter topic than it was a few years ago.

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Joe Sestak (D)

0,0,0,0,0,1,2,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 3 uses since Aug. 30

Harry Reid (D)

0,0,0,0,0,0,3,1

  • Last 7 days: 1 uses (down 67% from last week)
  • Overall: 4 uses since Aug. 30

Democrats

0,0,0,0,0,1,5,1

  • Last 7 days: 1 uses (down 80% from last week)
  • Overall: 7 uses since Aug. 30

Candidates

0,0,0,0,0,1,5,1

  • Last 7 days: 1 uses (down 80% from last week)
  • Overall: 7 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "racism"

...raised $14 million last quarter to run negative ads that have been called everything from plain false to outright racist. And in October alone, she’s added another $3 million to her war chest. The fight for Nevada...

Harry Reid, via RSS (October 30)

...a group that was thrown out of the National Tea Party Federation after its leader issued a letter with racist undertones in response to criticism from the NAACP. [The Hill, 4/15/2010; CNN, 7/19/2010]

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Joe Sestak , via RSS (October 22)

...Hispanic Teens Asking For An Apology - Then, Angle campaign surrogate goes on cable news and trashes students as “racist” and uses air quotes around the word “Hispanic”  LAS VEGAS – The national uproar surrounding Sharron Angle’s pathological assertion to a...

Harry Reid, via RSS (October 21)

...a group that was thrown out of the National Tea Party Federation after its leader issued a letter with racist undertones in response to criticism from the NAACP. [The Hill, 4/15/2010; CNN, 7/19/2010]
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Joe Sestak , via RSS (October 21)

...Sharron Angle refuses to apologize to Hispanic kids she offended; surrogate then calls them "racist" on nat'l TV http://bit.ly/b1MO3B #nvsen...

Harry Reid, via Twitter (October 21)

...Hispanic Teens Asking For An Apology - Then, Angle campaign surrogate goes on cable news and trashes students as “racist” and uses air quotes around the word “Hispanic”  LAS VEGAS – The national uproar surrounding Sharron Angle’s pathological assertion to a...

Harry Reid, via RSS (October 21)

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