Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘racism’

The Trayvon Martin Case: A Lesson Still to be Learned

The Trayvon Martin Case: A Lesson Still to be Learned

For years, my father, a federal employee with a top secret clearance, carried a copy of his birth certificate when he went into Baja California from our home in San Diego. Many times, when he tried to reenter the U.S., he was stopped by the Border Patrol. My father had thick black hair and naturally […]

Alabama Republicans Acted With Racist Motives, Federal Judge Says

Alabama Republicans Acted With Racist Motives, Federal Judge Says

Republican legislators acted with racist and political motives when they testified for the prosecution in the federal Alabama bingo case, a U.S. District judge says in a new ruling. Sen. Scott Beason (R-Gardendale) and Rep. Benjamin Lewis (R-Dothan) drew harsh words from Judge Myron Thompson. The public likely will focus on Beason’s role in the […]

The Audacity Of Hate: Birthers, Deathers, Deniers, And Barack Obama

The Audacity Of Hate: Birthers, Deathers, Deniers, And Barack Obama

The latest garbage spewing hate as it circles the Internet in a viral state of panic continues a three year smear against Barack Obama. The attacks had begun with the extreme right wing spitting out Obama’s full name—Barack HUSSEIN Obama, as if somehow he wasn’t an American but connected to the Iraqi dictator who, despite […]

Who Are the Tea Party Patriots?

Who Are the Tea Party Patriots?

Most people only see the public faces of the Tea Party Patriots: those doing television interviews, appearing on the covers of magazines, waving from the steps of private jets at political rallies, and who spend the millions of dollars in tax-free donations they have raised; but who are the 15 million “patriots” who actually attend […]

The Politics Of Hate-And Hate Speech

The Politics Of Hate-And Hate Speech

Just about anything that could be said about the murders in Tucson have been said. We know that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was holding a “Congress on the Corner” meeting outside a Safeway grocery store. We know that a 22-year-old named Jared Lee Loughner is in FBI custody, and has been charged with one count […]

‘Refudiating’ Palin’s Racist Tweet

‘Refudiating’ Palin’s Racist Tweet

Cross-posted from Shannyn Moore’s website and The Mudflats. It feels strange weighing in on a house of worship thousands of miles away, well, at least for me. A proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero has Palin tweeting on a Sunday afternoon. According to Politico: Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s City Hall hit back at Palin, first […]

Scenes From An American Disaster: Tea Party Convention Attendees Speak

Last week, the group Tea Party Nation organized the first Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tenn., a for-profit event. Some 600 people paid $550 to attend, and Sarah Palin was reportedly paid $115,000 to the be the keynote speaker. After criticism of the convention’s cost, for-profit status, and payment to Palin, multiple national Tea Party […]

Ripped from the Headlines: Greed, Corruption, and Hate Crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Ripped from the Headlines: Greed, Corruption, and Hate Crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Dick Wolf, who created “Law & Order” and its two successful spin-offs, “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” should probably consider establishing a branch office in Pennsylvania. It seems that whenever any of the New York City cops take a road trip to find a fugitive or track down a witness, they go to Pennsylvania. Apparently, New Jersey is only a buffer zone.

Secret Service Probing Facebook Poll That Asked Whether Obama Should Be Killed

Secret Service Probing Facebook Poll That Asked Whether Obama Should Be Killed

A Facebook poll that asked users to vote on whether they believed President Obama should be killed was removed Monday from the popular social networking website and is now the subject of an investigation by the Secret Service.

Birther Infomercial Asks ‘Where Was President Obama Born?’

This is a highlight reel of a birther infomercial running on a CBS affiliate in Texas and elsewhere around the country this week. The full video can be viewed HERE.The edited version of the 28-minute “birthermercial” was prepared by TalkingPointsMemo. According to TPM: The program was produced by LivePrayer.com, a website affiliated with Bill Keller, […]

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