Rachel Maddow Slams Sharron Angle, Defends Latinos

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Rachel Maddow took some time on Sunday to tear into Sharron Angle, the Tea Party darling who is running a very tight race against Senate majority leader Harry Reid in Nevada.

Apparently, Angle, who was recently caught on tape telling a group of college students she didn't believe they were Hispanic because "they looked Asian," ran a new ad entitled "Thanks, Pal" which many say crossed the line. While on on Meet the Press, Maddow called the spot the "most overtly racist ad of this campaign season." Here is the ad Maddow was referencing:

The campaign ad has since been pulled from Angle's Youtube page. But the following racially charged ads are still up:

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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