Black Nooses Hanging from the “White” Tree

Injustice in Jena, Louisiana

Black students decided to resist and organized a sit-in under the “white tree” at the school to protest the light suspensions given to the noose-hanging white students

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Published in: on July 4, 2007 at 5:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

A Photo-Op for Bigotry

My Dear Mr. Dobbs:

Please allow me to begin by saying that I have the utmost respect for you, and think that you’re a highly intelligent, and knowledgeable fellow. Any self-made individual holds a special place in my heart, particularly one who attended a prestigious, and demanding school like Harvard.

Having said that, I must express my dismay, and disappointment, at your failure to acknowledge, and take responsibility for, some dubious numbers that you used (more…)

Published in: on May 15, 2007 at 1:38 pm  Comments (1)  

The Names Were Separated, Though the Lives Collided

March 18, 2007
This Land
By DAN BARRY

BUTLER, Ga.

The cool, busy lobby of the Taylor County courthouse features a bulletin board, a Dr Pepper vending machine and two framed rosters honoring local veterans of World War II. It is easy to spot the slight difference in wording that justifies displaying two plaques instead of one. (more…)

Published in: on March 17, 2007 at 11:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Imams file suit against airline

Muslim leaders allege bias

Published in: on March 14, 2007 at 12:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Indentured Servants in America

March 12, 2007
Op-Ed Columnist
By BOB HERBERT

A must-read for anyone who favors an expansion of guest worker programs in the U.S. is a stunning new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center that details the widespread abuse of highly vulnerable, poverty-stricken workers in programs that already exist.
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Published in: on March 11, 2007 at 11:23 pm  Comments (1)  

“If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you he’d want him terminated”

…,” said Pastor Ron Saunders of Largo’s Lighthouse Baptist Church. “Make no mistake about it.”

Florida Official Fired Over Sex-Change Plan

Published in: on March 2, 2007 at 11:35 am  Leave a Comment  

Evidence against Muslim charity appears fabricated

An official summary of an FBI-wiretapped conversation contains anti-Semitic slurs that do not appear in the actual transcript.

Published in: on February 27, 2007 at 10:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

How Many More Have to Die Because They’re Gay?

72-year-old gay man Andrew Anthos dies after violent hate crime. He was on a city bus February 13 when a man asked him if he was gay. The man followed Anthos off the bus at the stop in front of his building and beat him with a metal pipe. He fell into a coma and died 10 days later. Police are seeking the assailant. Andrew was a private, gentle man whose twin passions to support military veterans and public transportation earned him a reputation for community service.

Published in: on February 26, 2007 at 6:48 pm  Comments (1)  

Goode: Iraq Critics Are Helping ‘Jihadists Who Want The Crescent And Star To Wave Over The Capitol’

During today’s House debate on Iraq, virulently anti-Muslim Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) said supporting the anti-escalation resolution would “aid and assist the Islamic jihadists who want the crescent and star to wave over the Capitol of the United States and over the White House of this country.” Moreover, he said, “I fear that radical Muslims who want to control the Middle East and ultimately the world would love to see ‘In God We Trust’ stricken from our money and replaced with ‘In Muhammad We Trust.’”

Published in: on February 15, 2007 at 10:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hawking Racism

Pat Buchanan’s latest book is a white nationalist screed. But that hasn’t stopped it from climbing the best-seller charts.

Published in: on February 14, 2007 at 5:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Elie Wiesel Attacked in San Francisco Hotel

Holocaust scholar was dragged out of a hotel elevator by an apparent Holocaust denier who reportedly had been trailing him for weeks.

Published in: on February 9, 2007 at 11:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Cop shooting drives Republican to threaten Bush with impeachment

If the unfortunate task of keeping tabs on the Right-wing Outrage Chamber isn’t part of your routine, you may not be familiar with the story of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean; they’ve become the latest great causes célèbres among wingnuts everywhere.

Published in: on February 9, 2007 at 6:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fighting Quakers?

A friend writes:

Guilford has a reputation of one of the most progressive minded colleges in the country. At the onset of WWII they brought Japanese American students to Guilford to get them out of the “relocation camps” to continue their education. So this came as quite a shock.

US college students attack Palestinian students

3 Guilford students arrested in alleged on-campus attack

Guilford Football Player Recalls ‘Retaliation’ Incident

Guilford College must address troubled culture, speakers say

Students seek healing while community takes sides

Published in: on February 9, 2007 at 1:34 am  Leave a Comment  

My Big Bad Mouth

IT has become a Hollywood cliché: Utter bigoted language in anger. Issue a carefully fashioned apology. Announce “I need help.” Meet with civil rights leaders for support. Set out on the path to salvation.

Published in: on February 8, 2007 at 1:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

The KKK Finds a New Cause

The Ku Klux Klan is using illegal immigration as a recruiting tool — and it’s working.
CNN video

Published in: on February 7, 2007 at 2:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Absolute Proof That The Media Is Not Liberal?

At Our Beck and Gall

Published in: on February 1, 2007 at 1:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

The New Crusaders

The radical traditionalist Catholics, who reject the teachings of the modern papacy, may form America’s largest group of anti-Semites.

by Heidi Beirich

Published in: on January 28, 2007 at 12:47 am  Leave a Comment  

Yes, the Ill Will Can Be Subtle. Then, One Day, It Isn’t.

January 21, 2007
This Land
By DAN BARRY

GREENWOOD, La.

Midnight in a handsome one-story house on Waterwood Drive. Hours after Ernest and Shirley Lampkins say goodnight to their teenage daughter, Brett, and to the first Sunday of the new year, a Sunday of churchgoing and turkey and chili and some of those sweet frozen grapes that Ernest likes so much. Two bullets pay a call.
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Published in: on January 22, 2007 at 9:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Talk radio wingnut targets Congress members for Assassination

Racist/white supremacist whackjob Hal Turner said:

“ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO INTRODUCES, CO-SPONSORS OR VOTES IN FAVOR OF ANY SUCH AMNESTY WILL BE DECLARED A DOMESTIC ENEMY AND WILL BE CONSIDERED A LEGITIMATE TARGET FOR ASSASSINATION”

Here’s the ignorant hatewad’s blog while his regular site is down. (Not that you’d want to give the lunatic any traffic.) (Tempted as I am to not give this idiot any attention at all, I don’t know that ignoring this scum makes it go away. I think it is the kind of organism that grows in the dark…)

Hat tip to Billy

Published in: on January 4, 2007 at 2:33 am  Comments (2)  

Save Judeo-Christian values

Virgil Goode: Immigration leaves USA vulnerable to Muslim extremists’ infiltration.

USA Today editorial: Ugly voices tarnish debut of Congress’ first Muslim
Swearing-in of Minnesota’s Ellison is chance to win hearts and minds.

Published in: on January 2, 2007 at 1:04 pm  Comments (1)  

Presumed Guilty

by BOB HERBERT

The death of Sean Bell at the hands of undercover police officers, who also wounded his two companions in their 50-shot barrage in Queens nine days ago, brought to mind a case from a few years back in which undercover cops, acting on bogus information, attacked an innocent group of young people in a car in Manhattan.

The cops in the Manhattan case assumed that the people in the car were lowlifes. They were all Ivy League graduates, and one is currently clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2000. Two men and two women who were running their own startup Internet company, MagicBeanStalk.com, were parked outside a subway station on East 14th Street, near Union Square. Without any warning, a plainclothes officer leaped out of a yellow cab with his gun drawn and rushed the car with the four young people in it.
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Published in: on December 3, 2006 at 11:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

In U.S., fear and distrust of Muslims runs deep

When radio host Jerry Klein suggested that all Muslims in the United States should be identified with a crescent-shape tattoo or a distinctive arm band, the phone lines jammed instantly.

Published in: on December 3, 2006 at 6:29 pm  Leave a Comment