Tag Archive for Racism

Time for Brotherhood Week in OC?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIlJ8ZCs4jY[/youtube] With all of the rantings and ravings of whether or not Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s statements were or weren’t bigoted or anti-semitic, I’m reminded of a song done by humorist Tom Lehrer years ago entitled “National Brotherhood Week.”  The You Tube is here so you can view, and even though the…

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. …