Posts tagged bigotry

Paranoid right-wing immigrant haters discovered a BREAKING news item that happened over seven months ago a few days ago: people on the south side of the border, on the bank of the Tijuana River attempting to rush the border as the river crosses the international border. 
The image above is exemplary of a common, yet still repulsive, comment that citizens who are likely to be panicked about the permeability of a border which they’d assume make wall on the border in a way that would make Erich Honnecker sexually excited despite being dead for years.
It is ironic to note that this comment comes from a person who is a descendent of immigrants himself.

Paranoid right-wing immigrant haters discovered a BREAKING news item that happened over seven months ago a few days ago: people on the south side of the border, on the bank of the Tijuana River attempting to rush the border as the river crosses the international border.

The image above is exemplary of a common, yet still repulsive, comment that citizens who are likely to be panicked about the permeability of a border which they’d assume make wall on the border in a way that would make Erich Honnecker sexually excited despite being dead for years.

It is ironic to note that this comment comes from a person who is a descendent of immigrants himself.


 nailed to the sides of the wooden privy, two signs in all-black capital letters: “OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY.”


Parade committee member Rick Konopasek said the float wasn’t meant to be any more offensive than a political cartoon would be. The only restriction for entering a float is that it can’t be considered morally objectionable. That basically translates to a ban on nudity to sexually explicit messages, Konopasek said.“We don’t feel its right to tell someone what they can and can’t express,” he said. “This was political satire. If we start saying no to certain floats, we might as well not have a parade at all.”Konopasek and parade announcer Wally Sonnenschein said the outhouse float was the most popular one in the parade, and the three judges awarded it an honorable mention.“It’s obvious the majority of the community liked it,” Konopasek said. “So should we deny the 95 percent of those that liked it their rights, just for the 5 percent of people who are upset?”




 (via Obama float at Norfolk parade sparks controversy : Lincoln, NE Journal Star)

nailed to the sides of the wooden privy, two signs in all-black capital letters: “OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY.”

Parade committee member Rick Konopasek said the float wasn’t meant to be any more offensive than a political cartoon would be. The only restriction for entering a float is that it can’t be considered morally objectionable. That basically translates to a ban on nudity to sexually explicit messages, Konopasek said.

“We don’t feel its right to tell someone what they can and can’t express,” he said. “This was political satire. If we start saying no to certain floats, we might as well not have a parade at all.”

Konopasek and parade announcer Wally Sonnenschein said the outhouse float was the most popular one in the parade, and the three judges awarded it an honorable mention.

“It’s obvious the majority of the community liked it,” Konopasek said. “So should we deny the 95 percent of those that liked it their rights, just for the 5 percent of people who are upset?”

(via Obama float at Norfolk parade sparks controversy : Lincoln, NE Journal Star)
Lalo Alcaraz or who ever put this graphic together nailed it.  Shame on #Murrieta, California.

Lalo Alcaraz or who ever put this graphic together nailed it. Shame on #Murrieta, California.


Escondido’s now-famous racism ran rampant in the room. Despite Escondido Commission Chairman Jeff Weber repeatedly emphasizing that, by law, the panel could only consider local land-use issues, the fear of being overrun with Brown People dominated the discussion.
The mood at the meeting was overwhelmingly hostile, coming after a concerted campaign waged via right wing blogs and news media whipping up fears of crime, disease and gangs.
By a 7-0 vote the commission decided not to approve the project, saying it would generate more noise and traffic in the neighborhood.

 (via Escondido Bigots Unite to Keep Migrant Child Shelter Out)

Escondido’s now-famous racism ran rampant in the room. Despite Escondido Commission Chairman Jeff Weber repeatedly emphasizing that, by law, the panel could only consider local land-use issues, the fear of being overrun with Brown People dominated the discussion.

The mood at the meeting was overwhelmingly hostile, coming after a concerted campaign waged via right wing blogs and news media whipping up fears of crime, disease and gangs.

By a 7-0 vote the commission decided not to approve the project, saying it would generate more noise and traffic in the neighborhood.


mediaite:

Bill Maher will defend Americans’ right to privacy no matter how disgusting he thinks they are. 

Really?
I would seriously like to see you do it, white boy.

mediaite:

Bill Maher will defend Americans’ right to privacy no matter how disgusting he thinks they are

Really?

I would seriously like to see you do it, white boy.

Shamelessness, Idaho Style

"I’m not surprised," Taylor told the station. "I’ve been discriminated against for 70 years, and they might as well discriminate against me in death as well as life."

"It’s not taking up any more space to have both of us in there, and I don’t see where the ashes of a couple of old lesbians is going to hurt anybody," she said.

Controversial Study Says That Video Games Make You Racist

The study, published by Ohio State University, found that white gamers who used African-American avatars were more likely to associate negative behaviors with people of color, and act more aggressively towards them afterward.

“The media have the power to perpetuate the stereotype that blacks are violent, and this is certainly seen in video games,” the study’s lead researcher Brad Bushman, PhD, who specializes in communication and social psychology, said in a news release. Bushman, who is a known critic of video games overall, also said that being black in video games is synonymous with being violent.

The very small study of barely 300 college students has drawn strong criticism from the media, psychologists and gamers alike for generalizing the relationship between prejudice and aggression.

Researchers ran two experiments, one where a mostly male group played Saints Row 2 and the other mostly female group laying WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 or Fight Night Round Four, rather bluntly says playing a black character in a video game makes whites more racist. After playing, the first group of students were asked to match words, such as joy and evil, with either a black or white face in an Implicit Association Test to detect subconscious biases. The second group took a hot sauce test and was asked to give it to an unknown partner to measure hostility.

“Aggression is very hard to measure in the lab,” partly because you can’t let people act out violently and also because the standards vary from study to study, allowing researchers to hand-pick results, Chris Ferguson, PhD, a psychology professor with Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., told ThinkProgress. Also, gamers who choose black avatars and play them more violently — and later show aggression — are simply reinforcing a previously held stereotype, Uproxx’s Dan Seitz wrote.