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INNOCENCE LOST

Posted by nicolen on May 9, 2008

It was one of those fantastically beautiful Florida days in May of 2007. Asma Sidani and her two beautiful sons, one five and the other eleven thought it would be a perfect time for some Taco Bell.

Seated at a table in the Tampa Bay restaurant the two children awaited the return of their mother as she placed their order. Little did they realize that the stranger seated close by, 60-year-old Thomas Plaisted, hated them simply because they were Muslim.

It didn’t take long for the bile that often accompanies such hatred to rise within Plaisted. Unleashing a torrent of racial expletives and curse words upon the two children, Plaisted then spat food into the face of the youngest and began shoving the oldest.

Shouting that he wanted to break their necks, Plaisted was confronted by patrons and workers in the restaurant and forced to flee. However, the hateful onslaught would scar the two little ones for the rest of their lives.

Incongruously, once the police arrived, they refused to take a report furthering the outrage of both the mother and the onlookers and doing nothing to assuage the terrified youth.

In a society such as ours where people from all corners of the Earth converge and dwell and work together it is inconceivable that such things continue to occur. Often we are oblivious to the deleterious acts of the crazed and the depraved. Caught up in the hustle and bustle of our own daily routines, we have a tendency to take freedom, and the acceptance of others for granted.

The Sidani children were guilty of nothing more than being children born into a Muslim family. Anticipating a favorite meal, they expected nothing more than a happy repast with their mother. Yet, they were robbed of their innocence and their security by a thief so filled with venomous hatred as to rival a rattler on a hot August night.

Thomas Plaisted was, of all things, a school bus driver for the local district. Everyday he drove young students, of every color and ethnicity, to and from their educational institutes. His actions resulted in his firing and in his being charged with a hate crime.

The failure of the police in this matter, resulted in an apology and an assurance that such negligence would not happen again. However, the very fact that it occurred at all leaves one wondering how widespread such blatant negligence might be – and if it was negligence at all.

The children are scheduled to give depositions next week. In a civilized community of humanity, children are generally valued at a higher level. We have an innate sense of protecting those who have not yet matured into adulthood. In this case, we can only hope that the children will be able to work through the trauma that Plaisted inflicted upon their young psyches.

While the actions of Plaisted are despicable, they are not without precedence, however. All to often, hate crimes against others, even the young, are being committed. They leave behind not only the physical evidence but an emotional scarring that can and, often does, last a lifetime.

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COLD SHOT TONIGHT AT 8:00 EASTERN TIME

Posted by nicolen on April 28, 2008

COLD SHOT WILL AIR TONIGHT AT 8:00 EASTERN TIME ON BLOGTALK RADIO.

TOPICS TO INCLUDE:

*Democrats, Racism, & November

*The Shame of the Sean Bell Trial

*The Comedy of Chris Drake, Michael Blevins, & The Roanoke Pseudo-Nazi

PHONE LINES WILL OPEN AT 8:40.

TO THE SHOW – CLICK ON THE BLOGTALK BUTTON

Posted in Civil Rights, General Racism, Racism, Racist Profiles | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

BISCUITS NOT BIGOTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

Posted by nicolen on April 22, 2008


Beth Jacobs is a recent law-school graduate, a community organizer, and an activist in North Carolina. She is also the Founder and Director of Brown Babies, Inc. With all that she does for others and her community, it is safe to say that her plate is pretty full – but this young woman has stretched even further in the giving of herself and her time. She has now taken on a popular radio host in the Raleigh-Durham area – and we really like what she is doing.

Bob Dumas has come under fire more than once for his blatant racism and insipid commentary. On April 1st, he crossed the line again in a segment that can only be described as racist, hurtful and disturbing.

In response, Jacobs wrote the following OP Ed article that has been published in several local newspapers:

I am my parents’ only daughter. I am a recent law school graduate and a community organizer for a voting rights organization in North Carolina.

I am also a Lumbee Indian.

Because I am Indian, nothing I do is ever as important as the American stereotypes that depict me as a member of a depraved race of people. I grew up hearing all the bad things that Americans say about Indians; brutal savagery, drunken laziness; the tepee and scalping jokes. As an adult, I am still surprised at how often I feel blatantly offended as a Lumbee Indian.

As a resident of the Triangle, I have known for years that local radio station G105, and its owner Clear Channel, permit hate-filled racist misinformation against ALL minorities.

While I have no intention of repeating the derogatory language used by Bob Dumas, the broadcast verbally abused American Indians -and Lumbee Indians specifically- in a 15 minute rant. At one point, his co-hosts asked if they were being offensive with a joke about sitting “Indian-style,” but that only energized their tirade. Worse, he used his intern’s relationship with a Lumbee man to degrade the Lumbee Nation

Mr. Dumas’ intern, Chelsea Prior, a student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, must be brought out as the uninformed underling that she was in this situation. I doubt that she expected to be bombarded with such ignorance directed at her fiancé.

Nevertheless, in addition to insulting her family, she has greatly insulted her university. As an alumnus of UNCP, I am most personally offended by her failure to recognize the negative affect that her words would have on the university and community.

The Lumbee people themselves raised money to purchase land and construct a building for the Croatan Indian Normal School. More than a century -and many transformations- later it became The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Ms. Prior had the cowardice to degrade the very people who built the institution at which she receives her education. I demand that G105 allow her to air a public apology.

In regards to Mr. Dumas and his radio show, I support all efforts to have him permanently removed. Many groups have been offended by this man, and I encourage all our friends to continue the torrent of complaints to G105, Clear Channel and the FCC. I personally request that G105 enter negotiations to discuss an authentic act of contrition that will contribute positively to the community and people they have degraded.

I hope we will all keep in mind that the real issue reaches beyond this local radio show. The lack of accurate information and positive consideration of minority cultures is not limited to North Carolina. Our children’s history books continue to depict us a savages or drunkards. Both the state and federal government have failed to issue any substantive acknowledgement of – much less apology for – Native genocide. Bob Dumas and his racially defamatory radio broadcast are the most recent and most public display of the need for significant reconciliation for American Indians in America.

If we do not stand against hate, our children will suffer the consequences of our idle complaints.

Beth Jacobs
Founding Director, Brown Babies, Inc.
elizabethlachelle@gmail.com

On Monday, April 21st, Jacobs appeared on Citizen’s Against Hate “Cold Shot” with Nikki Nichols and gave an excellent overview of the problems with the Bob Dumas show and how we, as concerned anti-racists, can help.

Below are the links to the various mechanisms by which we can get involved and actually do something to make a difference in this world. Please reach out and give her a hand…you’ll be glad you did.

TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW.

TO THE FACEBOOK GROUP

Please forward a formal complaint to G105 and send the NC Commission of Indian Affairs a copy of the complaint.

WDCG-FM 105.1
General Manager: Dick Harlow
3100 Smoketree Ct Ste 700
Raleigh, NC 27604

Program Director: Randi West
randi@g105.com

G. Richardson, Executive Director

NC Commission of Indian Affairs

1317 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1317

Main Number: (919) 789-5900

FAX: (919) 420-1373

Webpage: http://www.doa.state.nc.us/cia/indian.htm

And to tell Bo Jangles that people in North Carolina pay for biscuits not bigots…

CONTACT BO JANGLES

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COLD SHOT TONIGHT AT 10 EDT

Posted by nicolen on March 11, 2008

UPDATE: DOWNLOAD MARC 10TH SHOW HERE

TUNE INTO COLD SHOT TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN TIME

TOPICS INCLUDE:
*WHY RACISM IS DETRIMENTAL

*LESSONS FROM JENA, LA

*THE SPLC ARTICLE ON BILL WHITE

*MICHAEL BURKS AND EROTICA

*THE MOST REPREHENSIBLE BIGOT IN AMERICA TO STRIKE AGAIN

LISTEN HERE – JUST CLICK ON THE WINAMP

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COLD SHOT TONIGHT

Posted by nicolen on February 4, 2008

DOWNLOAD THE 2/4/08 COLDSHOT HERE


TONIGHT – COLD SHOT WILL BE COMING AT YOU AT 10:00 EASTERN TIME.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

*The Desperate Racist Extremists

*Who Out-Shocks Hal Turner?

*Who Deserves Our Attention?

*Why Is Bill White Being Deluged With Subpoenas? (If you believe)

*My Wish For Super Tuesday

*A Message For Crocodile Dundee – AKA Jimbo.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE – JUST CLICK ON THE WINAMP BUTTON

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COLD SHOT TONIGHT

Posted by nicolen on January 28, 2008

Obviously, we had technical difficulties tonight. The January 28th Cold Shot can be downloaded here.


COLD SHOT TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN

TOPICS INCLUDE:

*A Success Story – From Hatred to Harmony

*Another Violent Creator

*Hate Crime Charges Filed On Munson

*Mayor Funkhouser Funked Up

*Jose Padilla, Timothy McVeigh, Al Qaeda, Domestic Terrorism

JUST CLICK ON THE WINAMP BU

Posted in anti-immigration, Domestic Terrorism, General Racism, Hate Crimes, immigration, Jena 6, Racism, skinhead | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

COLD SHOT TONIGHT AT 10

Posted by nicolen on January 22, 2008

ARCHIVE FOR THE JANUARY 21, 2008 COLDSHOT CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE.

COLD SHOT WILL AIR AT 10:00 EASTERN T0NIGHT!

TOPICS INCLUDE:

*A TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

* WHITE SUPREMACISTS TAKE TO THE STREETS OF JENA, LOUISIANA

*WHITE LIES – KEVIN ALFRED STROM IS NOT A SUPREMACIST – HAL TURNER NOT AN INFORMANT AND BANNED FROM THE UK

* RON PAUL GETS FLEAS

CLICK ON THE WINAMP BUTTON

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENT, General Racism, Racism, Racist Profiles, Ron Paul, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Barak Obama: Another Dead Man Walking « Thegreeneknight’s Weblog

Posted by nicolen on January 11, 2008

I have heard similar things uttered lately. There seems to be a prevalent thread of fear running through our society and I think the Green Knight just laid that fear right out there…do you agree that we have not evoled enough as a society that an African-American stands no chance at the presidency? Or…have we come of age?

Barak Obama: Another Dead Man Walking « Thegreeneknight’s Weblog

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Ron Paul, Don Black, and Stormfront…

Posted by nicolen on December 22, 2007

paul-and-don-black2.jpgGood friends are worth keeping. Earlier this week, mainstream media went a little nuts when, after all this time, they realized that Don Black, owner/operator of the largest White Nationalist forum in the world, had contributed $500 to the Paul campaign. What, I guess, they don’t know is that Black has apparently contributed another $1000 this quarter. And, if there is any doubt about what circles Paul really moves in, I have received this picture from 5 different sources – left to right, Ron Paul, Don Black, Derrick Black (Don’s son).

Additionally, Bill White – the Roanoke Nazi and self-appointed “Commander” of the American National Socialist Party, continues to name those within Paul’s inner circle with affiliations to the hate movement. In his latest missive White states:

“Ron Paul and / or his staff, including Norman Kirk Singleton, whose name I’ve been trying to remember, and Daniel McAdams, his legislative aide, have apparently told the New Republic that they did know me, but it was “in the early 90s” when I was a “paleo-libertarian”.

He further explains that he would have only been a young teen at that time and that they actually met him in 2002 and 2003, at which time he was a “full-blown anti-Semite.” At any rate…Ron Paul has a lot of splainen’ to do.

Posted in Anti-Semitism, Civil Rights, General Racism, Racism, Racist Profiles, Ron Paul, Stormfront, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 26 Comments »

EYE ON HATE RADIO TO DISCUSS LATEST RON PAUL-NAZI LINK

Posted by nicolen on December 20, 2007

updated3.jpgARCHIVE NOW AVAILABLE – GO HERE AND CLICK ON DECEMBER 20TH ARCHIVE

anothereye1.jpgEye On Hate Radio Network
You will want to tune-in
Thursday night
December 20th at 9pm est.
as Eye On Hate Reports on the growing media attention to the connections between Ron Paul and Organizied Racism.
Also we will comment on the recent announcement from Neo Nazi Bill White that he has lunch with Ron Paul and is ask to help with policy.

Shows Archived in mp3 Format, Shortly After Live Broadcast

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENT, Anti-Semitism, Civil Rights, General Racism, Racism, Racist Profiles, Ron Paul, Stormfront | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »