The Culture of Bigotry

"The World Can’t Wait organizes people living in the United States to repudiate and stop the fascist direction initiated by the Bush Regime, including: the murderous, unjust and illegitimate occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan; the global “war of terror” of torture, rendition and spying; and the culture of bigotry, intolerance and greed."

-from World Can't Wait's mission statement adopted 2009

To understand the Tea Party and other movements representing the "Culture of Bigotry" also see these topics:

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Theocracy

Reproductive Rights

Real History Lessons

The Fight Over Ethnic Studies in Tucson, Arizona

Via Revolution newspaper:

As the new year opened, the outgoing head of public education in Arizona, Tom Horne, issued an official “finding” declaring that the Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson school district, one of four ethnic studies programs in that district, was in violation of a new state law that had just gone into effect. The finding by Horne—now the newly elected Arizona state attorney general—gave the Tucson school district 60 days to “comply” with the law. And the finding threatened that “the only way in which compliance can be effective within the next 60 days is by elimination of the Mexican American Studies program.” The Tucson school district could have 10 percent of its budget taken away, amounting to about $15 million, if it does not eliminate the program.

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Tea Party Nation Prez Wants to 'Rewrite' Constitution; Thinks Allowing Only Landowners to Vote 'Makes Sense'

Judson Phillips runs one of the largest Tea Party social networks, and thinks too many young and poor people are voting. So he'd like to change the Constitution.

By Adele M. Stan

When Tea Partiers talk about the U.S. Constitution, it's usually with a sense of veneration for a document that's seen to be divinely inspired, written by a group of seemingly infallible Founding Fathers. That sense of Constitutional mysticism, however, may only -- for at least one Tea Party leader -- extend to the document when useful for accusing liberals of violating it.

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The Culture That Killed Tyler Clementi

By Sunsara Taylor 

By now, the events leading up to the suicide of Tyler Clementi, a gay student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, have been widely reported. On September 19, Tyler asked his roommate, Dharun Ravi, to stay out as he was having a private guest.

Not long afterwards, Ravi sent a message out over Twitter, “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.” Then, Ravi streamed Tyler’s intimate encounter live over the internet. Two days later, Ravi sent another message about Tyler, “Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes, it’s happening again.”

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Tuskeegee, Guatemala...

By Margaret Kimberley

“The poorly educated black farmers in Alabama and the prisoners and mental patients in Guatemala had one important thing in common. They were not white.”

The Nazi “Doctor of Death,” Joseph Mengele, lived out his last years in hiding and infamy in South America. But the American Dr. Mengele, Dr. John C. Cutler, who infected human beings with syphilis in Alabama and Guatemala, died in the bosom of Yale University, a man of honor and high esteem. Cutler’s diabolical crimes were “normalized and praised” because they were committed against non-white people.

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Amarillo Texas: Skateboarder Foils Would-Be Koran Burner

Jillian Rayfield 

A would-be Koran-burner in Amarillo, Texas was foiled by a 23-year-old skateboarder named Jacob Isom, who was among a group of about 200 people protesting a planned burning September 11. As Isom described it: "I snuck up behind him and took his Koran, he said something about burning the Koran, I said 'Dude you have no Koran,' and ran off."

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Glenn Beck Could Happen Here

By Harvey Wasserman 

Now that the dust has settled from Glenn Beck’s weekend revival at the Lincoln Memorial, two messages need to be delivered loud and clear.
First: the United States of America has NEVER been a Christian nation, but there are those who would make it so, past and future.
And second: do not discount Glenn Beck becoming president of the United States.
I say these things after having sat through nearly all of the 17-part video rendering of Beck’s rally this past weekend, and having read as many critiques of it---left and right---as I could find.

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“Sacred” Ground Zero

Ground Zero MosqueBy Margaret Kimberley

The controversy generated by the so-called “ground zero mosque” is both illuminating and terrifying.
 
In case there were any doubts, it proves that America is still a vast wasteland of ignorance created by racism and the belief that white Americans must be dominant and measured by standards that apply to no one else.

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Glenn Beck, the "Founding Fathers" ...and A REAL Radical Alternative

Part 1

 
By Revolution Research
 
Over the past few years, Glenn Beck has called the overwhelmingly poor and Black survivors of Hurricane Katrina locked down in the Superdome—in his words—"scumbags." He has ranted that progressives are a "cancer" that have to be "eradicated" from America.

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Protest the targetting of Muslims in Albany, NY

Newburgh FourMuslim Solidarity Committee & Project SALAM Cordially Invite You to:

Rally and March
In Support of
Muslims Targeted by
Preemptive Prosecution
Sunday, July 25, 2010

Meet at the east steps of the Capitol, Washington & State Streets, Albany, NY at 1:00 PM
March to Masjid As-Salam, 278 Central Ave., Albany

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Going to the Tea Party: Confirming Fears and Solidifying Disgust

By an anonymous college student

I infiltrated the tea party rally an hour late because I was feeling sick. Fortunately, a friend came to pick me up while I was making signs. My sign said, "Tea Party? More like WHITE WHINE!" and hers said, "You'll thank me for healthcare later!" She also wore a shirt that said, "Two moms are better than none!"

I met another protester there. She carried a sign that said, "Healthcare is a human right" and we had an excellent conversation after the event.

The rally was much worse than I expected it to be.

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White Nationalism on the March

Editor's note: "Tea Party groups across the country are holding a series of fascistic rallies beginning on April 15 and continuing at least through April 19.  The following two articles, “White Nationalism on the March” by Glenn Ford, and “Slavery-Denial in Old Virginny” by Margaret Kimberley, provide important analysis of this phenomena, and some exposure of the powerful political forces driving this dangerous outburst.

Other articles on our site analyzing the 'tea parties' are “The Battle over the Healthcare Bill... The Fascist Reaction... and the Potential for REAL Revolution” from Revolution newspaper; and GOP & Tea Partiers: "Let's Beat That Other Side to a Pulp!"  by Dennis Loo.

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