America’s World of Racisms, Reversals and Resurgence

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Yesterday, I wrote that Gov Rick Perry’s move to deploy the Texas Rangers to the border would only aggravate the public’s inclination to assume its role as vigilantes, enforcing media-fueled conceptions of legal obligations and the public good. In the latest incident of violent rhetoric against the President, an anonymous user of Facebook who launched […]

Post Election Hate Running Rampant

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Last week, seven teenagers went out on a modern-day lynching because they had an urge “to beat up some Mexicans.” Ecuadorian immigrant, Marcello Lucero, was killed in what Suffolk Police are calling a hate crime. He was murdered at the hands of of seven high school students in Patchogue, New York, who were targeting for […]

Hate Crimes: The New Politics of Racism

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Americans are proud that we are people with different backgrounds, faiths, viewpoints, and personal characteristics. However, there is a recent rise in hate crimes that contradicts the American identity as a caring, diverse and inclusive society. Since 9/11, an increasingly strident message of xenophobia has seeped into both fringe and mainstream political movements. A new […]

Our Moral Duty for Supporting The “Hate Crimes” Bill

Put forth by XicanoPwr


As Americans, we extol the virtues of freedom and rail against oppression. I feel it is important that we address the main reasons why we need to support the proposed expansion of the existing “hate crimes” law and why the current bill should be approved the Senate and signed by President Bush. I do feel […]

Another Hate Crime Beating

Put forth by XicanoPwr


In United States, we are often told if we work hard enough, the sky’s the limit in the “Land of the Free.” The only problem, nobody ever told us about the fine print, only certain types of people are equal. What was written in Declaration of Independence, “All men are created equal,” is far from […]

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