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November 23rd, 2009
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Palin in black and white

LZ Granderson
Special to CNN

Sarah Palin's book tour came through my city the other day and I scooted over to the mall, looking to get an autograph and a handshake.

Unfortunately, I got neither.

I wasn't in line at 5 a.m., so I wasn't one of the 1,000 or so people who obtained the special wristband necessary to gain access to the rogue one.

However, I did get a lot of strange looks from the line, which I guess was to be expected. After all, I'm a black man with dreadlocks and, judging by the racial makeup of most of the cities Palin has scheduled for her tour, it doesn't seem I'm her target audience.

I'm not suggesting that she should avoid going to places like Noblesville, Indiana, or Washington, Pennsylvania, both with overwhelmingly white populations. It just seems that in going to few diversely populated cities, she's purposefully steering clear of minorities. I mean, what author with a $5 million book deal avoids promoting books in large cities?

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Filed under: Race Gender & Politics • Sarah Palin
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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin can sell her book and anyone who wants to buy it can however the number of books sells don't count as votes because if that were the case a lot of authors would make their way to the WH.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  2. terry horn

    Wow Sarah's book is a best seller? But I thought no one liked her, I didnt think she had anything to say that anyone else wanted to hear.
    I mean isnt this what the media has been telling us for months?
    After all the low blow's , cut throat journalism, and out rite lies and gossip,Sarah emerge's stronger than ever! Its gonna take a big broom to sweep this one under the carpet.
    Anyway Id love to stay and chat, but Ive got a book to go buy!

    November 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm |