Folks over at blackprof.com have posted this ad for comment, apparently run by the New York Republican State Committee. Is this a sign of desperation? It surely is "old school," as Christopher Bracey says. But I'll bet the folks conceiving of this ad are hardly old -- part of a new generation unashamed of harnessing racism for political ends. Are those promoting these ads hoping that the public will not get the message of racial antagonism? Is there an upside to these ads? Maybe ads like this should make us grateful for the First Amendment insofar as it encourages racists to show their true colors (pun intended).