Saturday, September 5, 2009

Racism isn't pretty

I have been floored twice today by news everyone else probably heard a while ago. First the ridiculous to-do over the president's intended message to schoolchildren. Is this something new? If anyone doesn't want their kids to hear the president telling them to work hard, keep your kids home from school. But I think it's racism that they're all worked up about this.

Then I read just now that Van Jones is being attacked. Here's Starhawk's blog post about it.

She also links to this, on Color of Change:

As you may know, right-wing talk show hosts have been bringing race-based fear mongering into the mainstream, but FOX's Glenn Beck just took it to another level. On Tuesday, Beck said:

This president has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred for white people... this guy is, I believe, a racist.
I signed the petition there.

I also wrote to the president, as she suggested. My connection got as slow as molasses, until I quit Fireforx and restarted it. I wonder if that's something to do with the number of people writing to the White House, or what...

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, Sue. As far as Glenn Beck, I just want him to go away.