Tag Archive for Racism

Alleged Racism versus Real Bigotry

The Van Tran PR machine is really pushing a story that comments made by Rep. Loretta Sanchez were racist in some way against Vietnamese supporters of Van Tran.  It’s clearly time for candidates like Phu Nguyen and Bao Nguyen to step up to the plate and denounce Van Tran’s smear tactics.  And while we’re at…

OC Tea Party Members – Condemn Racism in Your Ranks

Benjamin Jealous, the head of the NAACP, wrote this post for CNN.com about the NAACP’s recent resolution asking the Tea Party crowd to repudiate racism in their ranks. He wrote: “It is unfortunate that at a time when our nation is reeling in the midst of one of the most devastating downturns in our economy…

Tea Party Bigotry

I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Meagan Barth yet and State Rep. Chuck DeVore, literally a neighbor of mine in Irvine, both proclaim to be Tea Party Patriots – a group they say includes Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians and even Democrats though I still haven’t met a single Democrat who is part of this organization. …

OCLNN on UCI rallies against racism, intolerance, and arrests

About 250 people at UC Irvine gathered for a “student solidarity speakout” Tuesday. They protested the university’s recent arrests of students, along with the spate of racist incidents at UC San Diego that targeted black students and another incident last month at UC Davis, which targeted a Jewish student with a swastika carved on her door.

Olbermann: Beware fear’s racist temptation

The rationalizations of the racist are too many and too contradictory for the rest of us to keep them straight. The whole of the anger at government movement is predicated on this. Times are tough. The future is confusing. The threat from those who would dismantle our way of life is real, as if we weren‘t, to some extent, doing it for them now.