put_the_white_back_in_whitehouse-vertical.jpgAnother election, another spat of violently racist rhetoric. A racist anti-Obama meme that’s been making the rounds on Twitter for months finally made an appearance on a t-shirt at a Mitt Romney campaign rally this past weekend.

The offensive t-shirt pictured to the right was captured Friday by a Getty Images photographer at a Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan rally in Lancaster, Ohio. The shirt read in large letters: “Put the white back in the White House.”

According to Buzzfeed, which first published the image, a Romney spokesperson “commented that the shirt was reprehensible and has no place in this election.”

But as you’ll see below the “put the white back in the White House” shirt looks eerily familiar to a message that has been tweeted and re-tweeted for weeks. On Twitter the message is “The White House is white for a reason.”





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