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One out of six Tennesseans admit to telling racist jokes about President Obama.

By Matt Corley  

"One out of six Tennesseans admit to telling racist jokes about President Obama."

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In a new poll, Middle Tennessee State University finds that “nearly one in six Tennesseans has told a joke about Barack Obama’s race, and three-fourths say they’ve heard or read at least one.” The same poll found, however, that “only 15 percent of Tennesseans say they would find such a joke funny.” The New Republic’s Michelle Cottle, who is from Tennessee, writes that “you have to assume that the actual number of people who have told–or cackled at–a racist joke about POTUS is higher than the number who will admit to doing so.”

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