Some years ago, while we were getting ready to move out of state, my husband and I held a garage sale. We’d advertised it in our community newspaper and on flyers around the neighborhood and had a huge turnout as a result. Dozens of bargain hunters milled about, asking about this or that item.
“This MS-13 nonsense has precisely the same structure as the racist drug war rhetoric of the crack years. Politicians would use wildly racist language to describe drug dealers, but if called on it would say “oh so you’re defending drug dealers?””
I never would have begun my own conversations without first experiencing clear and passionate outrage to what I believed from those I interacted with. Now is the time for me to pass on that outrage by clearly and unremittingly denouncing the people who used a wave of white anger to take the White House.
>Whites who currently live in Southern counties that had high shares of slaves population in 1860 are less likely to identify as Democrat, more likely to oppose affirmative action policies, and more likely to express racial resentment toward blacks
But if you suggest racism is still a problem, or that it is a problem in the parts of the country that are southern, older and more republican you are accused of as race baiting.
Following speeches from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Michele Bachmann, CPAC is hosting the panel “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity” with Peter Brimelow, the founder and head of VDARE.com. VDARE is a White Nationalist website, run by Brimelow, which frequently publishes the works of anti-Semitic and racist writers.
Another one of those isolated incidents. Overt racism is now allowed at CPAC. The wiliness to excuse this has now become part of the conservative movement.
The PPP polled Mississippi and found a very interesting response about marriage. 46% of these hardcore Republican voters believe interracial marriage should be illegal, while 40% think it should be legal.
TPM has obtained some of the threatening and racist emails that that voter registration group down in Houston received after being targeted by one Texas Tea Party group for alleged “voter fraud.” It’s about as ugly as you would expect: “The WAR is coming and we are going to dispose of each and every one of you while we take OUR (White) nation back.”