Once You Vote Black...

Convention Swag With a Sense of Humor

One of the best parts of political-party conventions—other than the speeches and whatnot—is the swag. In Charlotte, conventiongoers are surrounded by a plethora of pins, totes, and T-shirts from various creative vendors. One pin in particular caught a number of reporters’ eyes and its controversial nature suggests it was created by an independent swag seller unaffiliated with the Democratic Party. “Once you vote black, you never go back,” reads the pin, playing off the old adage about interracial hookups.