Ku Klux Klan

Passover eve shootings are a chilling reminder that violent bigotry persists

The suspect is a former government informant with long-standing ties to racist organizations Yesterday’s shootings at a Jewish community center and assisted living facility are alarming acts of domestic terrorism by a longtime white supremacist leader. This is an unimaginable … Continued

Cross-Post: Alabama Churches Lead Opposition to Immigration Law

Originally published on HuffPost Politics. First Posted: 7/14/11 08:00 AM ET Updated: 7/14/11 08:03 AM ET BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For some believers and church leaders, opposing Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation law against undocumented immigration is a chance for Bible Belt redemption.

Immigration

Rand Paul: The Best Friend a White Supremacist Can Have

Dr. Rand Paul, ophthalmologist from Bowling Green, Kentucky, has accomplished a great many things in his life. Owning and operating his own ophthalmology clinic is impressive for one. Running and winning Senator in Kentucky with his first attempt in politics, … Continued

Politics

New Orleans Politician Requests Anti-Immigrant Group’s Approval

NumbersUSA, a well-financed anti-immigrant group, likes to misrepresent itself as a leading “immigration restriction” group. This includes passing out immigration report cards for elected officials. For example, an A+ in the NumbersUSA grade book translates to a politician who is … Continued

Immigration

Xenophobic Groups Kiss and Make-up for Upcoming Elections

Following the proposal of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, an anti-immigration rally was organized for bigots to flaunt their racism.  Imagine the surprise when racist William Gheen announced that his group ALIPAC, which has ties to white supremacists, was pulling out … Continued

Politics

American Values Go Up in Religiously Intolerant Flames

The Manhattan mosque controversy heard ‘round the world was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to unveiling America’s widespread Islamophobia. The scrutiny and public backlash to the planned Muslim cultural center, Cordoba House, was horrific in and … Continued

Politics

David Duke Announces Presidential Candidacy and Speaks to White Supremacist Church

A few weeks ago, white supremacist, and heavily botoxed former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, David Duke proudly announced that he was a potential candidate for the 2012 U.S. presidential race. Duke openly advocates for racial segregation and white separatism, … Continued

Politics

Mockingbirds, Truth and Justice

My favorite novel is Harper Lee’s brilliant To Kill A Mockingbird, set in small town Alabama in the 1930’s.  The narrator recalls the events that happened when she, Jean Louise Finch (nicknamed Scout) was seven and her lawyer father Atticus … Continued

Immigration

Anti-Immigrant Groups Respond to Obama Immigration Speech

As expected, the President’s immigration reform speech on July 1 was a pebble that produced a serious ripple effect on the anti-immigrant movement. Mark Krikorian, executive director of Center for Immigration Studies, an organization founded by John Tanton, a well … Continued

Politics

Targeting Immigrant Children: Arizona’s Crumbling Moral Foundation

As if the recently-enacted Arizona law targeting ethnic studies in the state’s public schools were not enough; as if a now-scuttled attempt to “lighten” the faces of children in a Prescott mural were not enough; and as if the state’s … Continued