Pro photo ID group changes web images
- Blog Post by: Jim Ragsdale
- February 21, 2012 - 11:37 AM
A day after opponents accused a website of using racial caricatures to promote a photo ID requirement for voters, the images have been changed.
The site, wewantvoterid.com, which is maintained by the pro-ID group Minnesota Majority, had been criticized for using images of an African-American man in prison stripes and a character in mariachi garb waiting outside a polling place. The group said the images represented the problems of voting by felons and illegal immigrants.
After criticism from an African-American legislator and the anti-ID group TakeAction Minnesota, the prison-garb image now appears to be caucasian, and the immigrant image is now a woman with a Canadian maple leaf t-shirt. "Politically Correct Version for the Hypersensitive," reads the headline on the website.
Click here to see the new image.
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