BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A racially charged campaign flyer sent to black residents in Alabama’s Senate race is provoking a social media backlash for Democratic nominee Doug Jones, who is scrambling to mobilize black voters against Republican Roy Moore ahead of Tuesday’s election.
The flyer, which has been circulating on social media and reportedly came from the Jones campaign, shows a young black man with a skeptical look on his face.
“Think if a black man went after high school girls anyone would try to make him a senator?” it reads.
Multiple people who received it have posted photos of the flyer on Twitter, with some condemning it as out of touch and insensitive.
Campaign flyer in Selma, Alabama today sent by Doug Jones for Senate Committee pic.twitter.com/hUP94E3EM1
— bronwyn sage (@KJphnson) December 6, 2017