Monday, December 03, 2007

this is willie horton

for those of you who were born in the 1980s and have absolutely no idea who the willie horton is that i mentioned in my last post, i thought i'd enlighten you. his mugshot was called "every suburban mother's greatest fear" and his name is pretty much synonymous with everything that white america is afraid of when they think of black men, incarcerated or not.

here's his big moment: the commercial that cost dukakis the 1988 presidential campaign against bush the senior.

2 comments:

CW said...

I wonder if prisoners still get weekend passes across the country?

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queenesther said...

what a good question. i'm going to investigate.

and although one should never assume, i suppose it's safe to say that willie horton will never see the light of day as a free man.