Tag Archives: racism

White Power Groups Like Obama

White supremacist groups are claiming that Barack Obama’s candidacy is boosting their membership. Tom Prater, Florida spokesman for the white power group Euro and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of White People, says the Illinois senator’s success is a boon for his cause. “I’ve gotten more calls in the last two months about interest in our ...

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Jesse Helms Is Dead Dead Dead

Former Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), the most notoriously racist and homophobic politician in the history of the United States, has died at the age of 86. Happy Independence Day!!! And now for some choice quotes from DEAD Jesse Helms, the greatest embarrassment to my home state of North Carolina and the nation: – On threatening the life of a sitting ...

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Racist Or Not?

Tech blogs like Gizmodo are all over this Japanese mobile phone company’s ad in which a monkey (long their official corporate mascot) appears as an Obama-like figure exhorting the crowds to “Change!” to their phone. Totally racist. Unless it isn’t. Maybe we shouldn’t expect a local Japanese ad campaign to be sensitive to America’s racism trigger points. Unless we should. ...

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Fox News Hits New Low (And You Thought It Couldn’t Be Done)

Via Pam Spaulding comes word of the latest racist outrage perpetrated by Fox News: calling Michelle Obama “Obama’s Baby Mama!” Unfuckingbelievable. Oliver Willis: So here’s the thing (because during this campaign I’m apparently learning that we black people have our own secret code and hand signals so this stuff has to be explained like you are speaking to a child ...

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More Ugly T-Shirt Activism

In Marietta, Georgia, a bar owner is selling a t-shirt depicting Barack Obama as Curious George, but is defending charges of racism by saying that Obama actually looks like the cartoon character. Marietta bar owner Mike Norman says the T-shirts he’s peddling, featuring a look-a-like of cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana, with “Obama in ’08” underneath, are not ...

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Forty Years

One of my two most vivid childhood memories is standing in my grandmother’s living room in Newark, at age four, pondering all the adults’ horrified reactions to the assassination of JFK. I didn’t understand what had happened, why the women in my family were sobbing as the men spoke quietly with grim, fear-filled faces. The other memory comes from when ...

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Obama’s “Race” Speech

In Philadelphia, Barack Obama has just delivered his highly-anticipated speech on race which addresses the swirling Rev. Wright controversy. An excerpt: On one end of the spectrum, we’ve heard the implication that my candidacy is somehow an exercise in affirmative action; that it’s based solely on the desire of wide-eyed liberals to purchase racial reconciliation on the cheap. On the ...

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The Ghost Of Racism Past
(And Probably, Present)

A Ron Paul golden oldie is making the rounds on progressive blogs again. From his 1992 newsletter, the Ron Paul Survival Report: Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among blacks in this country. Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty, and the ...

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Dog, The Racist Hunter

By now you’ve no doubt heard about Duane “Dog” Chapman, star of A&E’s Dog, The Bounty Hunter, whose racist phone tirade about his son’s black girlfriend was leaked to the press. The transcript: Duane “Dog” Chapman: I’m not taking the chance on some motherf**ker. I don’t care if she’s a Mexican, a whore, whatever…it’s not because she’s black. It’s because ...

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Bob Allen: It’s Because The Cop Was Black

Disgraced Florida right-wing legislator Bob “Tea-room” Allen, whom you may recall was caught in a park restroom last month, offering a cop $20 for sex, now says he only played along because he feared black men: “This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park.” According to the Orlando Sentinel, ...

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Racist Newspaper Rocks Bay Area

San Francisco’s AsianWeek newspaper currently features an essay, “Why I Hate Blacks”, by featured columnist Kenneth Eng. After an outcry from black leaders, the story has been removed from the online edition of AsianWeek, although the issue with the offending story is still on newsstands. Kenneth Eng considers himself an “Asian supremacist” and has authored other columns such as “Proof ...

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