Hate Speech, Really?

HATE SPEECH, REALLY?  Diana at Sew Very Crafty ...more

So Not OK: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Calls Laura Ingraham a "Right-Wing Slut"

UPDATE: MSNBC accepted left-wing pundit Ed Shultz' offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made Tuesday afternoon on his radio show. Schultz, host of the MSNBC TV program The Ed Show, called right-wing talk show host Laura Ingraham a "slut" -- twice. Check out this audio from his (non-MSNBC-affiliated) radio program, The Ed Schulz Show. ...more

It's been a while and I've missed my BlogHer friends. Please accept my apologies for being late ...more

UCLA Woman's Racist Video Rant Goes Viral

When I started seeing tweets and Facebook updates mentioning a “Ching Chong” YouTube video, my first thought was, Oh no, not Rush Limbaugh again! Even more disappointing, this time the remarks are being made by a young woman at one of California’s top universities —- UCLA student Alexandra Wallace. I really debated about whether I should write about this or not, as I don’t want to give these racist antics any more publicity. But, the Internet ethics it brings up are just too important to ignore. ...more
With luck, she'll never find one and this video will haunt her to an early grave. @HomeRearedChefmore

It is Time to Stop Ignoring the Thugs

I cannot write coolly about the rising tide of hatred in America. I'd love to be able to come up with a rational journalistic effort that succinctly spells out the problem and offers some convenient solutions. But I am not there yet. I have torn up two dozen attempts. ...more

So much of this comes from our tribal instincts - and I use the word "instinct" on purpose - ...more

New York Post Cartoon Depicts Author of Stimulus Bill as a Dead Chimp? Is that... racist?

You might have heard that the New York Post ran a cartoon today that depicts one (white, male) police officer saying to another (white, male) police officer who has just shot a chimpanzee on the street: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." There's a blogstorm going on about whether t ...more

This is a quote:

"Over the past couple of days, I have spoken to a number of people and I now ...more

Hanging Effigies is Wrong, Whether It is Sarah Palin or Barack Obama

Around this time of year, I often expect to see spooky decorations for Halloween. Hanged figures are not cool in general but what is never acceptable is hanged figures that represent political candidates. While hanging an effigy is technically protected political speech, it is also marred by the very ugly history of violence perpetrated against people of color and women who transgressed against prescribed social roles and were maimed and killed for it. The outcry over hanged effigies of Barack Obama and Sarah Palin is loud, appropriate, and necessary. ...more

This is a wonderful opportunity to show the impact of carelessly expressing one's opinion and ...more

NCLR Death Threat Punished in Court of Law

Originally posted at www.wecanstopthehate.org ...more

Ann Coulter and "Assumptive Bigotry"

Ann Coulter is all over the blogosphere for saying that Jews need to be “perfected” by becoming Christians, and that America would be better off if everyone were Christian. In fact, The National Jewish Democratic Council has called on the media to stop booking Coulter. ...more

I'm going to link to this post and comment thread on the Wide Open post about the topic that we ...more