Hate in the Mainstream
"[Y]ou can look at statistics. Indians are lazy. I've seen the numbers."
— BOB DUMAS, host of WDCG-FM's "Bob and the Showgram" in Raleigh, N.C., in an April 1 anti-American Indian diatribe that resulted a three-day unpaid suspension
"[Illegal immigration] helps fill the pews, it helps fill the coffers, it helps fill the recruits to the priesthood."
— JACK MARTIN, director of special projects for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, attacking the Catholic Church on April 15 after pro-immigrant comments by the pope
"Illegal immigrants do pay taxes. … So do prostitutes and drug dealers."
— Mecklenburg (N.C.) County Commissioner BILL JAMES, a Republican who has claimed that 45% of gay men eat one another's feces and that urban blacks "live in a moral sewer," during an April 15 County Commission meeting
"I don't think we need 5,000 more illiterate peasants in Colorado."
— State Rep. DOUGLAS BRUCE (R-Colorado Springs), who was earlier censured by the state House of Representatives for kicking a newspaper photographer, in remarks during an April 21 floor debate on an immigration bill for which he was immediately rebuked by House leaders
"Do you want your children gunned down?"
— California Coalition for Immigration Reform leader BARBARA COE, attacking a Laguna Beach, Calif., plan to purchase a day labor center at a June 10 City Council meeting
"[T]his isn't … the inner city. You would think that these kids would have some kind of value system."
— BILL O'REILLY, on the June 10 edition of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," discussing New Jersey high school students who distributed topless photos of their classmates
"Down there in New Orleans, it was basically a parasite class totally dependent on government for their existence."
— NEAL BOORTZ, on the June 19 edition of Cox Radio Syndication's "The Neal Boortz Show," attacking mainly black victims of Hurricane Katrina as he compared them unfavorably to the mostly white victims of flooding in the upper Midwest this summer
"If the Hispanics and the blacks get together, ladies and gentleman, we'll do what we're told. … [D]on't come crying to me when you get your tails beat and have to say, ‘Yessuh, Mr. Obama.'"
— Alabama State Sen. CHARLES BISHOP (R-Jasper), speaking on June 21 to the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens Leadership Conference
"[I]t's probably the last football game we'll ever get to see before the United States gets blown up by Islamists under Obama."
— HUGH HEWITT, host of a nationally syndicated Salem Radio Network show, discussing an upcoming college football game on June 25 quotes on this page were compiled from media accounts, web pages, e-mail groups and media matters for america, a website that monitors the far right.