liberal racism

Examples of liberal racism (progressives, leftists, racists)

The following posts have examples of self-described liberals, progressives, and leftists doing and saying racist things and engaging in racism.

There are many more instances in the archives, but those posts haven't been tagged yet.

Last modified Mar 18, 2012
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Anti-Christian Alan Grayson compares Tea Party to KKK; he helps Teaparty - 10/22/13

The latest example of a supposed opponent of the Tea Party helping them comes from Florida Rep. Alan Grayson. In a fundraising email [1] he sent out the image you see below, of a burning cross at a Ku Klux Klan meeting with the cross used to form the first letter in "Tea Party" and captioned with "Now You Know What the ‘T’ Stands For".

Bill Richardson: "I don't think [Ted Cruz] should be defined as a Hispanic" - 05/06/13

The video below has former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson saying that Texas senator Ted Cruz shouldn't be a considered a real Hispanic.

Transcript, bolding added:

All in with Chris Hayes isn't diverse, despite his race obsession (MSNBC) - 03/30/13

Chris Hayes of the new MSNBC show "All in with Chris Hayes" has a quota system: few white men need apply ([1]).

However, despite Hayes' obsession with race, his show is like other TV news shows in that it's woefully lacking in diversity, as will be described below.

NCLR, SEIU, LULAC, NALEO flex their racial power and threaten Congress in new amnesty push - 12/12/12

When is ethnic nationalism and a completely race-based attitude to everything OK? When is the raw pursuit of racial power OK? When is it OK to make borderline threats against Members of Congress? When Hispanics do it, of course.

From "Latino Groups Warn Congress to Fix Immigration, or Else" by Julia Preston of the New York Times ( peekURL.com/zxs7JY2 ):

Why Megan Garber isn't credible (The Atlantic, racist tweets) - 11/09/12

Is Megan Garber - a staff writer at The Atlantic - a credible source? Let's take a brief look and find out.

She offers "Where America's Racist Tweets Come From" [1] in which she hypes a "study" by "Floating Sheep" (!) mapping supposed racist tweets issued after Barack Obama's reelection. The study is flawed for two main reasons:

98% of MSM frontpage immigration stories by whites; should white reporters step down? - 10/25/12

A new study called "Bleached: Lack of diversity on the front page" [1] has some statistics that might prove shocking to many Latinos ([2]):

Ever wonder why the news media often fails to reflect Latino perspectives on immigration and other issues? Maybe it's because Hispanics rarely write the big stories.

Piers Morgan is incapable of discrediting even John Leguizamo's absurd immigration ideas (CNN, Ice Age: Continental Drift) - 07/13/12

How weak an interviewer is Piers Morgan of CNN? So weak that he can't and won't show how a celebrity airhead like John Leguizamo is wrong about immigration policy. In an appearance last night to promote the Ice Age: Continental Drift movie, Leguizamo also promoted a racialist immigration policy for the U.S., with Morgan saying nary a peep:

Michael Moore's racist, delusional fantasy about whites being a minority - 05/05/12

Back in 2004, Michael Moore wrote this [1]:

88% of Bush's support came from white voters. In 50 years, America will no longer have a white majority. Hey, 50 years isn't such a long time! If you're ten years old and reading this, your golden years will be truly golden and you will be well cared for in your old age.

Michael Tomasky: Mitt Romney is "too white" for Hispanics (Daily Beast) - 04/26/12

Remember "Obama is black and we worry those whites (who are all racists except for us) won't vote for him" stories from four+ years ago?

At the Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky offers the unaware, modern-day version of those stories (link):

NCLR's Murguia: blacks, Latinos should "attack those common enemies" - 04/12/12

The video below is audio of Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza saying the following (via Radio Equalizer, [1]):

I think for us it's about understanding that we have common interests and we have to be able to understand that our demographics today, a lot of people want to pit who’s the largest minority vs. who's taking over as the largest demographic and all that.

Presente's racial campaign against Marco Rubio (No Somos Rubios) - 01/27/12

Thought experiment: let's say that a Tea Parties group from a heavily-Norwegian-American area of Minnesota had an opponent named Black. Let's say that the Teaparties group came out with a campaign called "We Aren't Black". How do you think the entire political and media class would respond to that?

GOP politician's ad: non-Jewish white people "should stick together" (Dan Adler, Debra Bowen, Janice Hahn) - 05/12/11

The video below is a shocking new ad from a GOP politician in which an actress says "we in the majority - non-Jewish white people - should stick together". That's followed by the Republican politician chuckling in agreement. In fact, the politician even announces at the end that he strongly approves of the message, and the ad is entitled "Stick Together". This shocking new ad - reminiscent of ads put on by Strom Thurmond decades ago - has been condemned by nearly the entire establishment.

Gotcha!

Obama plays race card on Tea Party and whites in general; "subterranean agenda"; Teaparty interferes with proper response - 03/03/11

According to the book "Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House" (link) by Kenneth Walsh of US News:

But Obama, in his most candid moments, acknowledged that race was still a problem. In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted on their mortgages, and the poor, but wasn't helping them nearly enough, he said.

A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to "take back" their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn't dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a "subterranean agenda" in the anti-Obama movement—a racially biased one—that was unfortunate. But he sadly conceded that there was little he could do about it.

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1. This isn't just an attack on the teaparties but on white people in general, and it's of course reminiscent of Obama's "bitter clinging" remarks from two years earlier. It's not clear whether Obama himself used the phrase "subterranean agenda", or whether he just agreed with someone else who used it. However, expect "subterranean agenda" to become as famous as "bitter clingers". It's also not clear whether Obama wanted his comments to become public. The last sentence is probably an example of a sleazy, passive-aggressive attack.

2. The closest whites have to a defensive group of their own akin to the NAACP are the tea parties. Yet, the only people in that movement who might be smart enough to intellectually challenge Obama and show how he's wrong are only in it for the money. The core "principles" of the teaparties are all about the money, and they explicitly ignore "social issues". So, when they're attacked using a "social issue" like the race card, they don't know what to do, or they help their opponents (see also the section of the main teaparties page).

Other than check-cashers like Dick Armey of FreedomWorks and others who are linked to the Koch family, the rest of the teaparty movement lacks the ability and the sanity to intellectually challenge Obama. The teapartiers are the loudest opposition to Obama and, not only are they the dumbest opposition to Obama, but they try to undercut smarter opponents to Obama (through red-baiting, lying, smearing, etc.) Opposing Obama is a job for smart people, not for useful idiot sign-wavers who play dress-up.

Rick Sanchez of CNN promotes anti-American DREAM Act, uses "gringo" slur - 03/16/10

On March 12, Rick Sanchez of CNN offered a video segment about the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let foreign citizens who are here illegally take college educations away from U.S. citizens (video link).

Liberals cheer racism, repudiation of U.S. sovereignty at tea party protest by Nick Espinosa (Daniel Tencer) - 11/16/09

Daniel Tencer of RawStory offers "Tea partiers punk’d into supporting removal of white people from US" (rawstory.com/2009/11/tea-partiers-punked-white-people video at peekURL.com/v5h3vrp). Both the underlying story and his treatment of it are explicitly anti-American:

Mark Lloyd /FCC: "white people" must "step down so someone else can have power" (Diversity Czar) - 10/09/09

In May 2005, Mark Lloyd of the FCC - the Chief Diversity Officer or "Diversity Czar" - said the following [1]:

This... there's nothing more difficult than this. Because we have really, truly good white people in important positions. And the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those positions. And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions we will not change the problem.

We're in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power.

Video and more to follow.

[1] newsbusters.org/blogs/seton-motley/2009/09/23/
fccs-diversity-czar-white-people-need-be-forced-step-down-so-someone-0

"Health Equity for All": racial power groups push healthcare reform ("new majority") - 10/05/09

A group of far-left organizations have created "Health Equity for All" (healthequityforall.org) to push for "universal health care reform". And, they're doing it from an explicitly race-based standpoint and being quite explicit about their attempts to gain race-based power.

Robert Reich: "I have nothing against white male construction workers" - 01/22/09

Showing once again how fine the line is between "progressive" and "outright anti-white racist", former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said this in his congressional testimony on January 7 (video at the link):

Benediction at Obama's inaugural: all white people are racists, all non-white are oppressed (Rev. Joseph Lowery) - 01/20/09

At the inauguration, the speech from Barack Obama was preceded by Pastor Rick Warren, and followed by a benediction from civil rights icon Rev. Joseph Lowery. The latter welcomed us to Barack Obama's "post-racial" America, saying among other things:

"Final solution" on CSPAN Million Man March coverage; DUmmies defend Farrakhan - 10/15/05

The unverified report here discusses a CSPAN broadcast from 10/14/05 entitled "Hurricane Katrina & Issues Facing African Americans." It was part of their Million Man March coverage.

One of the speakers on CSPAN (Kamau Kambon, author and owner of Blacknificent Books) reportedly said this, according to the rough transcript at the link:

"Now how do I know that the white people know that we are going to come up with a solution to the problem. I know it because they have retina scans, racial profiling, DNA banks, and they’re monitoring our people to try to prevent the ONE person from coming up with the ONE idea. And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve the problem. *tepid applause* Now I don’t care whether you clap or not but I’m saying to you that we need to solve this problem because they are going to kill us. And I will leave on that. So we just have to set up our own system and stop playing and get very serious and not get diverted from coming up with a solution to the problem and the problem on the planet is white people."

Discussing this AP report of the March itself (which doesn't mention the above remarks), the DUmmies do an intricate but most unsubtle dance around "liberal" racism, including this:

99% of what was said by Farrakan today I have read at DU in many threads.

Of that I have no doubt.

Is "color is cool and white is washed out" racist? - 09/12/05

The Los Angeles Times offers us "Networks Have an Ear for Spanish" (latimes . com/news/printedition/la-me-latino11sep11,1,5644549,full.story). After several other disturbing quotes, it ends with this wonderful statement:

"Blatant Racism by the Pro-illegal Alien Crowd" - 04/23/05

This article has an interesting roundup of the titular topic. The footnotes are also of interest for future posts.

Also see "Racist liberals? Isn't that an oxymoron?" No, no it isn't.

Racist liberals? Isn't that an oxymoron? - 01/19/05

Since most "liberals" would jump to defend the people who made the following quotes, is there any reason not to call those "liberals" what they are: racists?
MARIO OBLEDO - (1998 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and former head of Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund - MALDEF) "California is going to be a Mexican state, we are going to control all the institutions. If people don't like it they should leave."