There is dumb and there is dumb. I consider racism to be a disgusting form of mental cowardice, where you paint an entire race or nationality as one way or another. Facts do not sway racists and they simply label people with a large brush stroke.
Thus, the irony is incredibly deep with Yahoo's frontpage story today, in which it declares Americans "secretly racist" based on their... search engine entries. Specifically, Yahoo contests that Americans are particularly racist toward President Obama.
The fact that Mr. Obama was elected in 2008 does not even truly enter into the discussion; nope, we are racists all, apparently including those who voted for him. Yahoo does try to explain away some of their ridiculous findings, but their headline gets straight to what they are talking about: "Are Americans secretly racist? Yes:"
The article intentionally passes over exactly what the research was looking for other than saying data about "racially tinged" searches was monitored. They also searched for the n-word.
They did not discuss how they got the samples. They did not discuss how many samples they used in the studies. They did not account for double counting, where people may have been searching a quote a racist said. They did not account for mistakes in spelling. No, according to Yahoo news, if you have ever used a bad word in a search bar, you are a racist.
Doing everything they possibly can for the administration, Yahoo even goes as far as saying that the 41% of the vote Keith Judd received in the West Virginia primary against Obama was entirely from racism. Nowhere in the article is it even mentioned that he is a democrat.
This is probably why no one uses Yahoo as a search engine anymore.