Friday, May 29, 2009

News from SPLC

Southern Poverty Law Center May 29, 2009

New SPLC Intelligence Report released
Keith Luke Mark Potok's editorial describes a "resurgence of right-wing hate groups and radical ideas" in the United States. Five police officers have been killed by extremists in recent weeks.

Also in the issue: "From Hate to Hurt" - Experts discuss the link between hate propaganda and violence.

Abuse in Mississippi
SPLC has filed a federal class action suit to stop the horrible abuse of children at a for-profit, Mississippi detention center, where juveniles are confined in filthy, bug-infested cells for 23 hours a day with no adequate mental health or education services.

Lawsuits are just one of the strategies SPLC is using to reform a system that jails children, most of whom are poor and black, instead of providing adequate education and mental health services. SPLC President Richard Cohen is calling for a national dialogue on the issue.

Latest Teaching Tolerance kit, Viva la Causa,
is helping students gain understanding

Viva kit Amid anti-immigrant rhetoric on the airwaves and escalating violence toward Latinos, our new teaching kit, Viva la Causa, is giving students a new understanding of the Latino struggle for civil rights. This school year, more than 2 million students have benefited from the kit, which teaches about César Chávez and the 1960s California farmworker strike and grape boycott.

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2 comments:

Vicente Duque said...

Wonderful Informations, Sad Stories about Hate, Racism and Fear. But Let's be optimistic about Judge Sonia Sotomayor. This is Beautiful History in the making and we should celebrate.

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I am gathering dozens of Videos and articles of the press about Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Some people like Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and Cenk Uygur are laughing and laughing at the Hyprocrisy or Republicans, because the Reps have said the same stuff that Sonia says in her "Horror" Videos.

Judges of the Supreme Court and Republican Senators have said exactly the same stuff as Sonia in other contexts.

Even George H. Bush the father of our beloved Bush has said exactly the same words that the Trilogy of Evil NPR : Newt, Pat and Rush condemn.

If Tom Tancredo hates the Non Anglo Saxons and non Nordic Whites then he should start by commiting suicide and improving the American Race, he is more Mediterranean like Brutus and Casius than a Real Viking like Leif Erikson.

That is why Cenk Uygur says that the Republicans are already defeated and that they are beginning to raise the White Flag of Surrender.

And even the Wall Street Journal loves Sonia Sotomayor because she likes Business and Capitalism, and Money has no skin color.

Look at tons of Information on Sonia here :

Milenials.com

Vicente Duque

Vicente Duque said...

Racist Radio Talk Show of G. Gordon Liddy On Sotomayor: ‘Let’s Hope That The Key Conferences Aren’t When She’s Menstruating’

On May 28, 2009 on his radio show, conservative host G. Gordon Liddy continued his right wing’s all-out assault on Judge Sonia Sotomayor. First, Liddy slammed Sotomayor’s affiliation with the civil rights group La Raza — and referred to the Spanish language as “illegal alien“:

LIDDY: I understand that they found out today that Miss Sotomayor is a member of La Raza, which means in illegal alien, “the race.” And that should not surprise anyone because she’s already on record with a number of racist comments.

Finished with the race-based attack, Liddy moved on to denigrate Sotomayor’s gender:

LIDDY: Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.

Finally, Liddy disputed the entire idea that there’s anything wrong with the paucity of women and total lack of Hispanics on the Court:

LIDDY: And everybody is cheering because Hispanics and females have been, quote, underrepresented, unquote. And as you pointed out, which I thought was quite insightful, the Supreme Court is not designed to be and should not be a representative body.

G. Gordon Liddy On Sotomayor: 'Let's Hope That The Key Conferences Aren't When She's Menstruating'

Listen to the Audio of the Radio Talk Show here :

Milenials.com

Vicente Duque