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Georgia Voters Receive Racist Robocall Calling Oprah A “Magical Negro,” Stacey Abrams A “Poor Man’s Aunt Jemima”

Source: YouTube

 

A racist robocall recently hit Georgia ahead of the last days of the campaign for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp.

READ: Meet Stacey Abrams: Georgia’s First Black Woman To Be Nominated For Governor

In the call, a male voice says: “This is the magical negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia.”

“And so I promise that every single person who votes for Stacey Abrams, you’re going to get a new car! So you get a car! And you get a car! And you get a car! And you get a car! Everybody gets a car!” the robocall goes on to say.

The call also refers to Abrams as a “poor man’s Aunt Jemima” who “white women can be tricked into voting for, especially the fat ones.”

According to a report by the Washington Post, the robocall was made by the Road to Power, an Idaho based-group that has been labeled a white supremacist and anti-Semitic broadcasting outlet.

The Abrams campaign has since responded to the robocall.

“It is not surprising that in a race that has consistently been very close, we’ve seen several weeks of increasing desperation from many dark corners trying to steal the election, cheat, lie, and prey on people’s fears rather than having the respect to listen to voters and speak to their hopes,” Abrams spokeswoman Abigail Collazo said in the statement.

Source: Washington Post

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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