Does anyone honestly think that, if asked, the perpetrators of racism would describe themselves as liberal, not conservative? This is the cancer in the ranks of the Republican party, I think. This group sees the party's anti-immigrant, anti-affirmative action, anti-social-welfare platform as racist, and it's thus to their liking. But, clearly as long as this group exerts influence in that Party, the Party will have trouble attracting minorities. Do you agree with that premise? If so, what should the Party do if it wants to win? Election spurs 'hundreds' of race threats, crimes - Yahoo! News Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America.