PC Racism Gets A Whitewash
Few things make liberals
more uncomfortable than being confronted with the racism
of politically correct minorities.
Two weeks ago, I wrote
Autum Ashante, the precocious 7-year-old black
nationalist poet, who said white people are
"devils and they should be gone." If this
daughter of a Nation of Islam activist father had
instead been an
Aryan supremacist child of a Klan activist, she`d
still be all over the network news and pages of pop
culture magazines (as a pair of white nationalist teen
Lamb and Lynx Gaede, have been since last fall). But
with rare exceptions, nobody wanted to touch Autum`s
spoon-fed hatred with a 10-foot-pole. That would be, you
know, "intolerant." We have to "respect
Well, this weekend,
militant racism from another protected minority
group was on full display. But you wouldn`t know it from
press accounts that whitewashed or buried the
protesters` virulent anti-American hatred.
An estimated 500,000 to 2
million people, untold numbers of them here illegally,
took to the streets of Los Angeles to protest strict
immigration enforcement and demand blanket amnesty for
border violators, visa overstayers, deportation
fugitives, immigration document fraud artists and other
lawbreakers. Mexican flags and signs advocating ethnic
separatism and supremacy filled the landscape.
Demonstrators gleefully defaced posters of President
Bush and urged supporters to
"Stop the Nazis!" Los Angeles talk show host
Tammy Bruce reported that protesters burned American
flags and waved placards of the North American continent
with America crossed out.
Bet you didn`t see that on
One of the largest,
boldest banners visible from aerial shots of the rally
read: "THIS IS STOLEN LAND." Others blared:
"CHICANO POWER" and
"BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL." (Can you imagine the uproar if
someone had come to the rally holding up a sign reading
"WHITE IS BEAUTIFUL"?) Thugs with masked faces
flashed gang signs on the steps of L.A.`s City Hall.
Students walked out of classrooms all across Southern
California chanting, "Latinos, stand up!" Young people
raised their fists in defiance, clothed in T-shirts
bearing radical leftist guerrilla
Che Guevara`s face and Aztlan emblems.
Aztlan is a
long-held notion among Mexico`s intellectual elite
and political class, which asserts that the American
Southwest rightly belongs to Mexico. Advocates believe
the reclamation (or reconquista) of Aztlan will
sheer demographic force. If the rallies across the
country are any indication, reconquista is already
Lest you think these ideas
1960s leftovers that no one subscribes to today,
listen to Sandra Molina, 16, a junior from L.A.`s
Downtown Magnet High School, who complained to the
supportive Los Angeles Times: "This is unjust.
This land used to belong to us and now they`re trying to
kick us out."[High
School Students Extend Immigration Protests Into 4th Day,
By Joel Rubin and Cynthia H. Cho, March 27, 2006]
Nor are these
sovereignty-obliterating grievances confined to the
wacky West Coast. In Milwaukee, Wis., marchers carried
signs that read: "If you think I`m `illegal` because
I`m a Mexican[,] learn the
true history because I`m in my HOMELAND."
in the press strained to look the other way. As Slate
Mickey Kaus, who attended the L.A. demonstration,
noted, the Los Angeles Times buried any mention
of the presence of Mexican flags in its initial
"propagandistic" report—and then
eliminated any reference to them at all.
Cracks Kaus: "I used to write this sort of press-releasey
`news` account when my college paper assigned me to
`cover` anti-war demonstrations that I`d helped
organize! . . . The Times` effort is filled with
representative quotes from participants, without a note
Apologists are quick to
argue that Latino supremacists are just a small fringe
faction of the pro-illegal immigration movement (never
mind that their ranks include former and current
Hispanic politicians from L.A. Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa to former California Democratic
But you`ll never hear or
read such forgiving caveats in the
mainstream press`s hostile coverage of the
pro-immigration enforcement members of the
Minutemen Project—who are universally smeared as
racists. For what? For
peacefully demanding that our government enforce its
laws and secure its borders.
Unless we give in and let
the bullies and their appeasers whitewash those out of
Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores.
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