Songwriter Randy Newman is calling out what he sees as racism in the presidential campaign.
The Associated Press today reports Newman, an Obama supporter, released a protest song today, to confront racism in American politics.
“It’s delicate enough that I’m not going to offend people every which way, but I wanted to get it right as best I could,” Newman told the AP, which said he’s worried there may be some backlash against the song.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.