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Racism’s Going Nowhere Fast

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Posted on Apr 18, 2014 READ MORE



Paul Ryan on ‘The Stench,’ a ‘Dumber’ Romney, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why Mitt Romney says his heart aches, the GOP is back to supporting Todd Akin and his ridiculous “legitimate rape” comments, and the latest Fox News failure.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



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One Night, Two Executions Possible

On Wednesday night, an unrepentant, white supremacist murderer was executed at the same time Troy Davis had been scheduled to die before the Supreme Court delayed it.

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 READ MORE


In Arizona, Accent on the Ridiculous

As if Arizona isn’t already up to its ears in anti-immigrant controversy, the state is now removing teachers who are believed to have too heavy an accent from classes for students still learning English.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010 READ MORE



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Tea Party Gets Even Less Inviting

While the tea party movement may be brushed off by some as the work of a bunch of misguided Fox News enthusiasts, the opening speech at the first national Tea Party Convention in Nashville suggests something more sinister at the root.

Posted on Feb 6, 2010 READ MORE



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CNN, Dobbs Under Fire

CNN is in some agua caliente with pro-immigration groups after airing a four-hour “Latino in America” documentary—an attempt to woo a Latino audience—while at the same time employing Lou Dobbs, the commentator notorious for his anti-immigration views.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009 READ MORE



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Sun Sets on Anti-Immigration Sheriff

Joe Arpaio, a sheriff in Arizona known for his rabid anti-immigration stance and poor treatment of undocumented immigrants in his custody, has finally lost the federal power to enforce immigration law—a power reserved for federal agents, not county sheriffs.

Posted on Oct 9, 2009 READ MORE


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The Judgment Days of Sotomayor

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor avoided a “total meltdown” during her confirmation hearings, even as she underwent a grilling by the likes of Sen. Lindsey Graham, who trotted out a series of scathing anonymous evaluations of Sotomayor by unimpressed attorneys. Clearly, Sen. Graham hasn’t Googled himself lately.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009 READ MORE


Obama Bucks

What’s Racist About ‘Obama Bucks’?

Uh, in what way does putting Barack Obama on a food stamp mock-up, surrounded by fried chicken, ribs and watermelon, not read as racist?

Posted on Oct 17, 2008 READ MORE


Obama Watch
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Fox to Obama: We’re Sorry ... Again

The third time’s no charm for Fox News, which has been forced yet again to apologize to Barack Obama for making racist comments against the presumed Democratic nominee. This marks the third “oops” moment for the television channel, all in the span of only two weeks.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008 READ MORE


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Ferraro Resigns, Clinton Apologizes

After a good 48 hours or so of pandemonium triggered by her racially charged comments about Barack Obama’s candidacy, a still-not-sorry Geraldine Ferraro resigned Wednesday from her post as “Honorary New York Leadership Council Chair” for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Meanwhile, Clinton herself said she did regret Ferraro’s comments ... and then some.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008 READ MORE


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Defiant Ferraro Defends Her Obama Comment

As Barack Obama supporters reacted angrily to her claims that the Illinois senator wouldn’t have gotten as far as he has in the ‘08 race if he was white or female, former VP candidate and Clinton fundraiser Geraldine Ferraro said her statements were taken out of context and warned that Obama “shouldn’t antagonize people like me.” Updated

Posted on Mar 11, 2008 READ MORE


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DNA Scientist Apologizes for Race Remarks

Nobel-winning scientist James Watson, half of the DNA-pioneering team Watson and Crick, is undergoing a firestorm of criticism for recent comments he made in London’s Sunday Times about how he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours—whereas all the testing says not really.” 

Posted on Oct 19, 2007 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: The Stir Over Slurs

Va. Sen. George Allen, who has a history of racist behavior, incomprehensibly wants us to believe that his opponent is no better—because he has written novels whose characters use racist language.

Posted on Nov 5, 2006 READ MORE


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Anti-Harold Ford Ad Draws Racism Charges

This Republican Party ad, which features a white woman inviting Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.), who is black, to “call me,” is so loaded with racist overtones that even Ford’s opponent is distancing himself. Read about it and/or watch it for yourself.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


George Allen’s True Colors

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Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


Al Franken

‘Daily Show’: Senator Al Franken?

Al Franken dropped in on Wednesday’s “Daily Show,” where Jon Stewart asked the comedian and radio host whether he would indeed run against Sen. Norm Coleman in the 2008 election.  Although Franken said he was still making up his mind, he added: “I’ve moved to Minnesota, I’ve been there since January 1st.  You don’t move to Minnesota January 1st unless you’re serious.”

Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Mocks Allen’s ‘Ethnic Rally’

Stephen Colbert spoofs George Allen’s latest attempt at damage control, following the senator’s racist gaffe.  After showing photos from Allen’s ethnic rally, Colbert offered the senator tips on how to appear more tolerant.

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


Survivor cast
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Ghetto Survivor

The next season of “Survivor” will have a new twist that has already drawn criticism.  Four teams are to be divided along racial/ethnic lines?blacks, whites, Asians, and Latinos.  The individual who wins gets a million-dollar prize.

Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


Sen. Allen Apologizes for ‘Macaca’ Remark

The Virginia senator tracked down the university student whom he maligned with the racist remark and apologized, but the damage is already done. In stepping into this steaming pile of macaca, Allen may have just kissed any 2008 presidential hopes goodbye.

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


S.R. Sidarth and George Allen
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GOP Senator’s Ethnic Slur Provokes Outrage, Apology

Virginia Sen. (and presidential hopeful) George Allen referred to a young volunteer of Indian descent as “macaque,” which is tantamount to “monkey” or the “N word” among African immigrants. (Much more after the jump… but for quick hits: story / video / word origins)

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: ‘Yes, I Am Actually Calling Them Racist’

“By all means, reform immigration with this deep obeisance to the Republican right-wing nut faction and their open contempt for ‘foreigners.’ But do not pretend for one minute that it is not a craven political bow to racism.”

Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


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