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Sotomayor Nomination Unleashes Furious Attacks

Posted in Anti-Latino by Mark Potok on May 30, 2009

The nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court of Sonia Sotomayor, who would become the court’s first Hispanic if confirmed, has been met by a cacophony of right-wing attack dogs sounding a single furious note: “Racist!” Reacting to Sotomayor’s membership in the Latino rights organization National Council of La Raza and comments she has made on […]

Nativists Leap on Wrong Bandwagon — Again

Posted in Anti-Immigrant by Brentin Mock on April 15, 2008

The story from Athens, Texas, read like it was custom-tailored for anti-immigration propaganda: A 13-year-old white girl at Athens Middle School attacked and threatened with rape and murder by a gang of 21 Latino students, only because she completed a class assignment to “create a protest sign” of her choice by making a placard that […]