Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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"The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group in the country, launched the Wave of Hope campaign in January 2008 to take the hate out of the national debate on immigration.  This robust effort includes the website, which educates around hate speech and its consequences.  The campaign also engages media networks and political candidates to separate themselves from hate groups and hate speech.  NCLR argues that media celebrities and the growth of talk radio have contributed significantly to the unprecedented use of hate speech on the airwaves.  The group maintains that unchecked hate speech has a dangerous effect on the daily lives of communities of color, on immigration policy, and on the fairness of the current immigration debate."
Shock Jocks:  Hate Speech and Talk Radio by Rory O'Connor with Aaron Culter
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NCLR Supports Long Island Community's Vigil Against Hate

November 14th, 2008Washington, DC-"On the heels of a historic election that symbolizes America's ideals as a diverse nation, we have been brutally reminded about the consequences of…

After Brutal Stabbing, Another Long Island Resident Reports Gang Attack
November 14th, 2008On November 8, 2008, Marcello Lucero was brutally stabbed to death by a group of teenagers because they thought he was Mexican.  In response to…
Threats of Violence Persist Against Civil Rights Leaders
November 12th, 2008Even as the country was celebrating its extraordinary milestone of electing the first African American President, The Washington Post published a sobering reminder that there… More

NCLR Condems Brutal Hate Crime on Long Island
November 11th, 2008Calling it "an outrageous and horrifying crime," Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil… More.

Vote Against ALIPAC Video on YouTube
November 7th, 2008Last week, the extremist anti-immigrant group, Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC), launched a political ad which, incredibly, smears a United States senator for accepting an… More.

Minutemen Planned to Wreak Havoc on Election Day
November 7th, 2008Our friends at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shared with us a disturbing email from Minutemen Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) leader, Chris Simcox... More

"Immigrant, Latino-Bashing Greatest Hits" Gets Major Play in NC Governor's Race
October 30th, 2008Pat McCrory, the Republican candidate for governor in North Carolina, sent out a fundraising letter last week that sounds a lot like a compilation of greatest hits from the world of immigrant and Latino bashing... More

Hate Speech, Vandalism, and Death Threats Have No Place in Immigration Debate or the Election
October 28th, 2008NCLR launched to address the surge of hate and violence infecting the immigration debate, but this is not the only place where hate is showing up these days... More

Join the call for the resignation of a bigoted Sherriff in North Carolina
October 27th, 2008
In a recent article in Raleigh's The News & Observer, Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell was quoted accusing Latinos of "breeding like rabbits," calling Mexicans "trashy," and stating, "When people think about illegal Mexicans, you know the first thing they think of?  Driving drunk and shooting." More

Sheriff Joe Strikes Again
October 22nd, 2008Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona and self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America," is at it again.  This is a man who has made a career of humiliating prisoners, harassing Latinos of every variety, wasting taxpayer dollars with dubious results, and having less than stellar respect for civil rights and due process... More

NCLR Challenges Distortions Made About Minority Communities
October 16th, 2008Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, expressed grave concern about the atmosphere of attacks and distortions on cable television and other media that have focused negative attention on low-income and minority communities... More

Death Threats Made to Staff and Board of CASA of Maryland
October 16th, 2008This summer, several death threats were made to the staff and board of CASA of Maryland, an immigrant advocacy group and Affiliate of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)... More

What Part of "Hate Group" Don't You Understand?
October 16th, 2008The folks at FAIR have been in high dudgeon ever since the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated them a hate group earlier this year.  A significant part of SPLC's case against FAIR rests on the bigoted beliefs and writings of FAIR founder and current board member John Tanton... More

Malkin, Krikorian Fail Economics 101
October 6th, 2008Thanks to our friends at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund's (MALDEF) Truth in Immigration website, we learned that blogger/ranter (or is that ranter/blogger?) Michelle Malkin and Center for Immigration Studies "expert" Mark Krikorian are making people on their own side of the issues roll their eyes in embarrassment for trying to blame the financial crisis on Latinos... More

NCLR Death Threat Punished in Court of Law
October 16th, 2008Christopher Michael Szaz was sentenced today in North Carolina for emailing a death threat to the staff of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)... More

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