I don't know if it is racism- I don't think anyone can tell because no one can remove the politics and be unbiased.
I mean, I don't think the poster itself is racist, however I am not sure if hanging a poster with the president's face distorted from a business place is something someone would do because they disrespect him and see him as inferior to the rest of the US presidents because he is black or simply because they disagree with his politics.
The NAACP is getting involved, not because the banner is racist, but because people are disagreeing with a president that happens to be black.
I stopped talking about politics at work because during the election when I tried to have an intelligent discussion with someone who was pro-Obama, I was called racist when I pointed out something I didn't agree with.
I'm sure those of you that were for Obama didn't experience it, but believe me a lot of us that were for McCain did. And, a lot of people that I know voted for Obama not because they agreed with him (they didn't even watch any of the debates or know his platform) but because he was the first black candidate, and they wanted to help make history. To me, the color of someone's skin is a sorry excuse for voting for, or against, someone if you don't know what they stand for.
I know racism exists and it makes me sick. But, as I said before...ideally we are are supposed to be color blind. But if I complain about something Obama has done, I'm racist (not here...I'm talking in general life). If I qualify it was saying "it has nothing to do with him being black" that makes it worse. I'm looking at him as a person and the leader of this country. Other people are the ones that are concentrated on his race.
Sorry if I took this off topic, I just needed to vent. Back to the originally scheduled program.