Tag Archive for Racism

Los Alamitos Mayor to Resign?

Via Calitics, I found this from the paper that occasionally notices that we exist whenever we have “big news”: Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose has announced that he will resign over a controversy that has sparked charges of racism from an e-mail photo he sent out this week depicting a superimposed watermelon patch in front…

Racism We Can Believe In?

What’s going on in Los Alamitos? Why did Mayor Dean Grose send this email? Grose’s e-mail included the picture with a heading that read, “No Easter Egg hunt this year.” “I think he’s saying that since there’s a black president, there will be no need to hunt for eggs since they’re growing watermelons in the…

San Bernadino Republican Group Uses Images of Ribs, Fried Chicken, Watermelon and Obama

I know a considerable number of Republicans read this site.  So I’m calling on each of you to condemn this action by a San Bernadino Republican Group using racists imagery to smear Senator Barack Obama. From the story: A San Bernardino County Republican group has distributed a newsletter picturing>Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on a…

McCain’s Troubling Quote – A Reminder

Since the McCain camp has all but announced its taking the gloves off in an attempt to make the election about Senator Barack Obama’s character, it’s time to hold the mirror up to the senior Senator from Arizona for his past statements and actions. Southern California and Orange County in particular have large populations of…

Obama Waffles — “Tastes Like Jim Crow”

With the faux outrage over the “lipstick on a pig” comment from the Right, perhaps they could spare a moment to express outrage over the Obama Waffles, a politically satiric breakfast treat in a box sold in conservative circles for $10 a box.  The creator of this oh-so-funny promotional product works at Fox From the…

“The Express” Debuts in October

Most everyone knows of the quiet dignity and grace of Pasadena’s Jackie Robinson and they way he spoke with his bat, glove and spikes as the first African-American to play Major League Baseball.  But a decade after Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Syracuse’s Ernie Davis became the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy…

The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

Floyd Brown is the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad than sunk the candidacy of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.  The ad portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime even though crime rates plunged in the late 80s as part of the Duke’s Massachusetts Miracle. Floyd Brown is at it again.  This time against…