Race Round Up

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

News from around the way.

Racist to the Core: Rush Limbaugh on Colin Powell

Almost immediately, the bombastic Limbaugh fired off an email that bristled with an overt racism. "Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race," Limbaugh wrote. "OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with."

Say what? In fact, Powell never once mentioned race in his discussion. Never came close to referencing it. The only person who brought up race in the discussion is Rush Limbaugh. But then again, truth has never been his strong suit.
ACORN says McCain rhetoric led to racist threats

Since its voter registration practices came under scrutiny this month, community organizers associated with ACORN and other groups have received an array of racist and threatening phone calls and e-mails, along with physical confrontations.
Pinoys in UK demand, get apology for 'racist' comedy skit

“It’s treating the Filipina maid as an object, sexual object, as if you own the person. At saka yung other sexual innuendos, ayaw ko yun. That’s wrong,’ said Edgar, who joined the protest at the Tiger Aspect Productions office [...] “They have demeaned women, especially the Filipino woman, in public by broadcasting and by airing the program. It’s a public insult so a public apology is needed and an undertaking that this thing should never happen again,” she added.
Racist Vandalism on Political Signs

In Appomattox County, they're shocked at the political signs in the area vandalized with hate. As we reported over the weekend, someone spray painted the N-word and the letters KKK on signs along Route 26 last week. Police are investigating and area leaders are taking this very seriously. Whoever it was painted the N-word on a large Barack Obama (webnewsbio) sign. And similar things have happened in communities around the nation. People just didn't expect it to happen here.
Hate Groups Mostly Quiet in Election

"What we really haven’t seen is white supremacists really rallying over an Obama presidency," said Mark Potok, the director of intelligence at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups. "Hate groups are in a more or less stunned position right now; they haven’t been able to figure out how to proceed just yet."