Gowan OKs, then bars controversial group from meeting on House floor
America’s civil rights legacy has been “hijacked” by blacks, and revisionist history unfairly denigrates “English-speaking white citizens” even though they freed the slaves and ended segregation, according to a group planning a “civil rights conference” on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives later this month.
Pearce ducks responsibility for racist email blasts
In response to a Southern Poverty Law Center article this week that some of his legislative emails contained evidence of “deep-seated bigotry,” former Senate President Russell Pearce yesterday denied ever writing anything racist or bigoted and said that he wouldn’t knowingly send out bigoted writing from another author.
Neo-Nazi political trap
For conservative Arizona politicos, especially those on the forefront of the debate over illegal immigration, connections to hate groups have become an embarrassing pitfall.
Groups whose racist or white nationalist views include vehement opposition to illegal immigration often seek to align themselves with politicians who lead the anti-illegal-immigration movement. But politicians who[...]
Brewer signs bill banning racially divisive classes
Gov. Jan Brewer on May 11 signed a bill that prohibits public schools from teaching racially divisive courses, which takes aim at classes such at the Tucson Unified School District’s Raza Studies program.
During the mid to late 19th century, Mexicans and Anglos were living side-by-side in many cities and towns throughout the Southwest. In Tucson, the first Anglos settled during the 1850s. They enjoyed a close association with their Hispanic neighbors, both socially and in business, and intermarriage was more common than not. During the 1870s, as the Anglo population rapidly increased, racial tensio[...]
La. judge done after flap over interracial wedding
BATON ROUGE, La. - At least four times in the last 2 1/2 years, Keith Bardwell says he refused to marry interracial couples while serving as a Louisiana justice of the peace. He said from his experience and discussions, he had concluded that blacks and whites do not readily accept offspring of such relationships, so the children end up suffering.