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When questioned last week by members of the Hispanic Students’ Union at Rancho High School in Las Vegas about why her anti-illegal immigration campaign ads seemed to single out Latinos, Nevada Senate hopeful and Tea Party-approved candidate Sharron Angle told the all-Latino crowd that she couldn’t tell the difference between Latinos and Asians.
“I think that you’re misinterpreting those commercials,” Angle said. “I’m not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial. What it is, is a fence and there are people coming across that fence…
…I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that.”
When her comments were met with skepticism (listen here), Angle forged ahead, waxing inclusive about America as a “melting pot”:
“What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country. My grandchildren are evidence of that. I’m evidence of that. I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly.”
Which sounded a lot like she was claiming to be Asian. Or Latino. Or…well, hell, who can tell the difference?
But after Angle found herself the butt of jokes Monday morning, her spokesperson Jarrod Agen accused Angle’s opponent Harry Reid of playing “racial politics” and attempted to clarify Angle’s earlier statement:
Filed under: Anti-Immigration, Dumbfucks, Harry Reid, Hispanics, Illegal Immigration, Latinos, Mistasian Identity, Nevada Senate Race, Racist Campaign Ads, Sharron Angle, Stupid People, Tea Party Candidates, Tea Party Express
It’s too bad it took this long for a DOTW to push back, because the email below from anti-immigration crusader Yeh Ling-Ling is kind of the kitchen sink of hate mail, a terrific read with something for everyone: Accusations of jealousy! Insults to our intelligence! History lessons! Asian, African, and Latin American people stereotyped as violent mass murderers! A portent of our own murders that sounds creepily like a death threat!
And how could I forget: The bringing of shame to our families!
Funny that she should mention our parents, because while my own read the blog, they rarely comment on posts, since they’re typically too busy with their choir practice and their potluck dinners and their taking of cruises to random places in the world. But it just so happens that my father wrote me right after we made Ms. Yeh–who’s made a career out of smearing immigrants as wasteful, violent job-stealers–DISGRASIAN of the Weak.
Below is a copy of his email (only his name and one line have been blacked out for privacy reasons):
Filed under: Anti-Immigrants, Anti-Immigration, Bad Spellers, Bringing Shame to Your Family, Death Threats, Disgrasians of the Weak, Hardass Asian Parents, Haters, Immigrant Haters, Immigrants, Smearing Immigrants, Tom Tancredo, Yeh Ling-Ling
Why I Won’t Be Spending My Summer Vacation In Arizona: Governor Claims Most Illegals Are ‘Drug Mules’
Arizona governor Jan Brewer doesn’t know what an illegal immigrant looks like, but she knows what “the majority” of them are up to–why, they’re all drug mules, of course! According to CNN, Governor Brewer made this claim earlier this month during a debate of Republican gubernatorial candidates, and then she reiterated it again last Friday:
“Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules,” Brewer said. “They’re coming across our borders in huge numbers. The drug cartels have taken control of the immigration.
“So they are criminals. They’re breaking the law when they are trespassing and they’re criminals when they pack the marijuana and the drugs on their backs.”
In other words, they’re weedbacks!
But here’s the thing: what Governor Brewer’s claiming isn’t true. (Shocking, I know.) It’s just another lie coming out of what is quickly becoming the most fascist and racist place in America. A representative for the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union for almost 20,000 border patrol agents and staff, which actually supports SB 1070, disputed Brewer’s claim as soon as she made it, saying that drugs smuggled across the border by Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Spending My Summer Vacation In Arizona: Governor Claims Most Illegals Are ‘Drug Mules’
Filed under: Anti-Immigration, Arizona, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Immigration Bill SB 1070, Arizona Immigration Law, Arizona SB 1070, Blaming Brown People For Your Problems, Boycott Arizona, Drug Mules, Governor Brewer, Illegal Immigrants, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Is Arizona The Most Fucked Place In America?, Jan Brewer, Lies, Racist Laws
Location: Los Angeles and D.C., respectively
Purpose: Civil rights groups
Known for: Joining the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in filing a lawsuit against Arizona’s SB 1070 Monday. The suit contends that the law will lead to racial profiling and is in violation of the 1st, 4th, and 14th Amendments. One of the plaintiffs this coalition is representing is 70 year-old Jim Shee, a U.S.-born citizen of Spanish and Chinese descent, who has already been stopped twice by Arizona law enforcement officials and asked to produce his papers, even before the law’s taken effect.
In light of AZ Governor Brewer accusing President Obama of “(dividing) people along racial lines for his personal political convenience” by opposing SB 1070, it’s telling that the exact opposite is happening. Because this law isn’t just a threat to a certain race, it’s a threat to the Constitution, our civil liberties, and the things that actually hold our society together. ACLU attorney Lucas Guttentag put it best when he described SB 1070 this way:
“This is the most extreme and dangerous of all the state and local laws purporting to deal with immigration issues. This law is shameful, un-American.“
Filed under: Anti-Immigration, Arizona, Arizona Immigration Bill SB 1070, Arizona SB 1070, Asian American Justice Center, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Boycott Arizona, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Governor Jan Brewer, Governor Jan Brewer Is a Fucking Idiot, Hispanics, Illegal Immigration, Latinos, Racist Laws, SB 1070, Solidarity
You know there’s something seriously fucked going on in Arizona when people who dribble a ball for a living demonstrate a better understanding of the law there than the people who came up with the law in the first place.
As you may know, the Phoenix Suns wore their “Los Suns” jerseys Wednesday during Game 2 of their playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs–who also tried to wear “Los Spurs” jerseys but could not get them in time–to not only celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but to protest Arizona’s anti-immigration law SB 1070 and show solidarity for Latinos in their community. Before the game, Suns point guard Steve Nash, who is Canadian, spoke out against the law on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption:
I’m against it. I think this is a bill that really damages our civil liberties, I think it opens up potential for racial profiling and racism. I think that it’s a bad precedent to set for young people. I think it represents our state poorly in the eyes of the nation and the world.
BANG. That’s like a classic late-in-the-game Steve Nash shot from behind the arc that Continue reading SPORTS ILLUSTRASIAN: Viva Los Suns
Filed under: Alabama, Anti-Immigration, Anti-Immigration Law, Arizona Immigration Bill SB 1070, Arizona Immigration Law, Arizona SB 1070, Basketball, Canadians Are Nice, Charles Barkley, Cinco de Mayo, Governor Jan Brewer, Grant Hill, Immigrant Haters, Latinos, Los Suns, NBA, Phoenix Suns, Racial Profiling, Racism, Racist Laws, SB 1070, Steve Nash
What does an illegal immigrant look like?
From the Young Conservatards of Texas’ “Capture an Illegal Immigrant Day” in 2005
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who just signed SB 1070 into law last Friday–which allows law enforcement to stop and demand ID of anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” is illegal–has no idea.
And yet, isn’t that the premise of this law? That you have to know what “illegal” looks like? Provision 1 of SB 1070 requires:
Filed under: Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Immigration, Anti-Immigration Law, Arizona Immigration Law, Arizona SB 1070, Breathing While Brown, Chicanos, Colorism, Governor Jan Brewer, Hispanics, Illegal Immigrants, Illegal Immigration, Latinos, Mexican-Americans, Mexico, Racism, Racist Law, Reasonable Suspicion, SB 1070
Last week, during his kickoff speech at the first National
Teabagger Tea Party Convention, former congressman Tom Tancredo called for voters to take civics literacy tests and suggested President Obama only got elected because the U.S. doesn’t require them.
“People who could not even spell the word ‘vote,’ or say it in English, put a committed socialist idealogue in the White House, name is Barack Hussein Obama,” Tancredo said.
Tancredo, a one-note anti-immigration advocate, got a partner-in-hysteria this week when Yeh Ling-Ling, executive director of the creepy-sounding Alliance for a Sustainable USA–a non-profit that champions an outright immigration moratorium and couches its anti-immigration agenda in more palatable terms such as “environmentalism” and being for “social coherence”–came out in support of the idea.
Ms. Yeh, wouldn’t you know, is herself an immigrant several times over. From a 2004 Sierra magazine–as in The Sierra Club–profile:
Filed under: Anti-Immigration, Beans and Ricism, Civics Literacy Test, Conservatards, Haters, Immigrant Haters, Immigrants, Immigration Reform, National Tea Party Convention, Ricism, Tea Party Conventions, Tom Tancredo