Friday, October 17, 2008

Racism in the I.E.


What's wrong with people? I wish I could say I can't believe that someone would do this, but it just goes to show how much racism is still prevalent in our country.

This image was distributed in a newsletter by the Chaffey Community Republican Women, a Republican group in the Inland Empire. Their president, Diane Fedele apparently thought it was funny and did'nt see any racism in the picture- "I didn't see it the way that it's being taken. I never connected," she said. "It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else." Yeah right. You're nothing but a racist byatch.

One of their members, Sheila Raines, who is African American herself said, "This is what keeps African-Americans from joining the Republican Party... I cried for 45 minutes."

It's really sad, and I know this is not the first attack on Obama of this kind but I think it hits home a little more because I live in the Inland Empire where this took place. Being in Southern California, a huge melting pot of all kinds, you'd think this behavior would not exist. I feel like the younger generation is more accepting and less racist, maybe because we have grown up in said melting pot unlike some of our parents and grandparents. Or maybe it just seems like that to me because most of my friends are liberal artsy types. Okay, this is an art blog so I won't get too political. Cause I could write for a while about the election/Inland Empire/Rep. vs. Dems/racism, etc...

Here is the full article at the Press Enterprise.

And here is Diane Fedele's email in case you want to send her something: ChaffeyCommunityRWF@cfrw.org

7 comments:

shaunna said...

wow. what year is this? this gets me down. some people are such assholes.

Anonymous said...

No only racist, but a horrible GD job.

marcus said...

wow
did you hear about the guy in london that got shot 3 times for wearing an obama shirt

Anonymous said...

That's sad. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Anonymous said...

arent you being sexist though to call her "a racist byatch"

Arent Sexism, Agism, Racism equally degrading, there is a lot more stuff ripping on Palin's sex and McCain's age out there than there is racist stuff for Obama, isnt this a double standard? Cutting disrespect for people who are different than you?

Maybe she is racist, but why should you lower yourself to her level by calling her a bitch in a blog?

Anonymous said...

ummm maybe becuz this lady doesn't think it's racist so everyone else can sink to a whole other level with her.

uneducated people, of course.

Tim said...

Quote: "arent you being sexist though to call her "a racist byatch"

Are you seriously calling Jeff sexist because he used the word "Byatch". Do you realize how many people call their friends "Byatches"??? Do you think all of those people are sexist too? Sheesh...

There isn't a sexist, racist, or anything-ist bone in Jeff's body. People that know him know he's a very open minded byatch...

In regards to your comments about people ripping on McCain's age; YES, that should be talked about! He's 72 years old (oldest person ever running for president) and has over 1000 pages of medical records (which only a few people got to see for a few hours - that's a whole other story). If he dies in office who comes to the rescue? Oh that's right, Palin! Wahoo! Yay there goes our country!!!

AWESOME!