Racists

Providence’s Racists Are (On The) Offensive

Oh, man. First, the ProJo runs a cartoon of Gordon Fox, the African-American Majority Leader of RI’s House of Representatives, as a shoe-shine boy. And then this poor, stupid Keith Dellagrotta kid goes and says this: “As the ultimate politically correct move, the naive, arrogant, haughty Brown faculty last year decided to side with American […]

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Happy Birthday, Dear Friend Howard

In case you suddenly felt an unspeakable urge to weepily goth around today, you’re not without reason!  One hundred and nineteen years ago on this very day in this very city (at 454 Angell Street), Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born. I’m not really into unspeakable horror, unspeakable racism, unspeakable fear of aliens, or the use

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Meet Dean Grose, Racist Idiot

The mayor of Los Alamitos, California, will be stepping down on March 2nd after sending an e-mail the other day entitled “No Easter Egg Hunt This Year.”  The e-mail itself was a picture of the White House, with the lawn replaced by…are you ready?…a watermelon patch! Unfortunately for Mayor Dean Grose, he forwarded the picture

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Pennsylvania Couple Revives The Concept of Hitler Youth

I hate mentioning stories like this, but at the same time I’m sort of fascinated with the weird stuff people put their kids through. A Pennsylvania couple recently got in a tizzy because the local ShopRite wouldn’t print their kid’s name on a cake.  Because the three-year old in question is named Adolf Hitler.  Adolf

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Rhode Island Gets A Zero For Hate Crimes

Rhode Island’s one of only four states in the country (along with South Dakota, Alaska and Hawaii) not to have any recognized hate groups in it, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. California, Texas and Florida have the most, but they also have the most people.  New York has comparatively few.  South Carolina, on

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Nazis Don’t Know Who To Vote For This Year

Imagine for a moment that you are, for some reason, a white supremacist.  And there’s an election coming up in a couple of weeks, and your two candidates are a half-black liberal and a pro-Israel conservative.  What do you do? That’s the trouble faced by Bill White (pictured with the sweat stains over to the

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A Shining Moment

Obama’s speech yesterday addressing race and the manufactured Jeremiah Wright controversy was brilliant and moving. Whether you agree with that assessment or see him as a crafty politician giving another pretty speech, it is notable for the fact that he actually dared to speak to the voters about a difficult issue as if they were

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Revolution or Scare Tactics?

On my way to work this morning I noticed many campaign banners hanging on highway overpasses, but none was more striking than the one proudly displayed over 95S in the the North End of Providence. “Vote Black Power–It’s Time,” read the message on what, ironically, appeared to be a white sheet. At first I thought,

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Stand up to the bigotry: help out PRYSM

From Kohei Ishihara, Executive Director of the Providence Youth Student Movement: Dear Friends, Over the past year, PrYSM has worked hard to organize the Southeast Asian youth in Providence to fight major cutbacks effecting our schools and our community at large. Rhode Island’s governor, Donald Carcieri has cut back services for our community, and now

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