by Amaury Nora Americans are proud that we are people with different backgrounds, faiths, viewpoints, and personal characteristics. However, there is a recent rise in hate crimes that contradicts the American identity as a caring, diverse and inclusive society. Since 9/11, an increasingly strident message of xenophobia has seeped into both fringe and mainstream political […]
by Amaury Nora If you recall, David Ritcheson was the Latino teen who was brutally beaten, tortured, and sodomized with a plastic pole by two white racist teenagers, David Henry Tuck and Keith Robert Turner. This all occurred one year ago and sadly David could no longer conceal his pain because on the morning of […]
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our newest scholar/rogue is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most Americans, no matter what they think of him, know King’s story well. The son of a Baptist minister, […]
From the speaking ill of the dead dept.: The child rights ombudsman for Poland is currently investigating Tinky Winky. Ewa Sowinska is out to discover whether the big purple purse carrying Teletubby is promoting homosexuality to infants and children.
Now that I have your attention…. The freak show from Topeka that is the Westboro Baptist Church has dropped plans to hold an anti-homosexuality rally at the funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq (as is their usual custom, making them beloved by the parents of the fallen troops whose funerals they disrupt) in order […]
by Amaury Nora Three swastikas and an anti-Semitic manifesto were found outside Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss’ Sherman Oaks office. The three swastikas were printed on 8Â½ by 11 paper and were taped to the front door of the building. On a separate piece of paper there was a short manifesto. According to the […]
I have to admit to a bit of conflict here: Bush threatens to veto expansion of hate-crime law – The long-debated bill would expand the federal law to include violent acts motivated by a victim’s sexual orientation, gender or disability. WASHINGTON — The House, defying a fresh veto threat, passed legislation today to expand the […]