Responding to Romney’s description of Obama’s campaign as “angry,” Touré said, “That really bothered me. You notice he said ‘anger’ twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. … I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization.’ You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
The Romney campaign is apparently not taking these comments lightly, as a spokesperson tells Mediaite that “the campaign is currently reaching out to NBC News President Steve Capus to discuss the matter.”
As of press time, MSNBC has yet to respond to request for comment.
More here as this story develops…
UPDATE: A MSNBC spokesperson gave the following statement to Mediaite:
The Romney campaign did not reach out to Steve Capus.
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