Racist robocalls target Stacey Abrams and Oprah

The same white supremacist group that targeted Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is now targeting Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia.

Both Abrams and Gillum would make history if elected. Abrams would become the first black female governor in U.S. history and Gillum would be the first black governor of Florida.

The prerecorded phone message features a voice impersonating Abrams campaign surrogate Oprah Winfrey, who was recently in Georgia Thursday stumping for Abrams, saying racist and anti-semitic statements.

“This is the magical Negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia,” the message begins. “Years ago, the Jews who own the American media saw something in me — the ability to trick white women into thinking I was like them, and to do, read, and think what I told them to. Where others see a poor-man’s Aunt Jemima, I see someone white women can be tricked into voting for, especially the fat ones.”

The voice messages were commissioned by The Road to Power, a white supremacist and anti-Semitic podcast hosted by Scott Rhodes.

In August, the group sent out racist robocalls against Gillum, where a voice impersonating the candidate used exaggerated minstrel dialect with jungle noises in the background.

The group also was linked to robocalls following the death of Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa to stoke anti-immigrant sentiments.

“Some relatives of Mollie Tibbetts are implying that despite having been murdered by a non-white, savage intruder, she would still support the invasion of America by a brown horde currently at a staggering 58 million.

“But you know in your heart they are wrong,” the voice in the robocall says. “If after her life has now been brutally stolen from her, she could be brought back to life for just one moment and asked, ‘What do you think now?’ Mollie Tibbetts would say, ‘Kill them all.’”


Source: thinkprogress