Southfield, MI (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
In an interview with Local 4 Michigan, Geoff Fieger was challenged on his “Honesty on Racism” commercial. Local 4 was quick to label the commercial as an ad in support of President Barack Obama and the Presidential Election of 2012. Local 4 questioned, “We sometimes criticize those who play the race card, and in this ad you play the whole race deck. Why did you choose to go there with this ad?”
Fieger swiftly countered with his firm stance that, “It’s not an ad supporting President Obama; it’s an ad speaking about racism in America.” It appears that Fieger’s notion is to bring awareness that racism is still alive even if it is primarily “covert,” and is a major factor in the unprecedented attacks and disrespect to our leader; the President of the United States of America.
“It’s obvious to me what’s going on,” said Fieger. “All these code words and these denials and these people who are saying, “oh were just legitimately concerned about where he was born;” and as if that mattered. If you are born to an American mother, you’re an American. This is all covert racism.”
The commercial has reached a national audience, sparking responses both for and against Fieger’s bold claims. Voicing their eager opinions, onlookers have taken to Fieger Law’s official Facebook Page, Twitter, the official website supporting the cause called “In My America,” and other websites who have covered the commercial.
Backing up his claims, Fieger referenced these responses, saying “If you don’t believe me, take a look at some of the websites that are showing this ad, and if you want to really see the racism that happens in this country when people don’t have to identify themselves, when they don’t have to write their name underneath their comments, it would be quite shocking. It was shocking to me when I saw it today.”
Much of Fieger’s position on racism in America and the attacks on President Obama are centered from his stance as a Michigan local, and “white man in America.” Comparing the absence of criticism to republican presidential George Romney, Fieger points out how he was also born outside of the United States, in a Mormon colony in Mexico.
“Because in America as a white person I’m aware that the attacks on President Obama are unprecedented, calling him a Muslim, calling him a foreigner, or a communist, socialist; those are all code words, and it’s quite apparent to me they’re based solely on the fact that he’s black. And, I’m saying this as a white man in America.”
Fieger is standing up for what he believes in, and making headway in bringing awareness to a heated topic that most other influential leaders would leave untouched.
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