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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:49 PM

Roger Hedgecock goes full race baiter: "hatred of white people an epidemic", blames Obama


Roger Hedgecock, former San Diego mayor and current right wing talk show host, equated teaching about race with "hatred of white people", claimed "hatred of white people has now become an epidemic in this country", that the California public school curriculum was "anti-white" while blaming President Obama for "racial tensions" that "are at an all-time high in my lifetime." Hedgecock made these comments on Feb. 4, 2013, on San Diego station KFMB-AM, which features white talk show hosts for 100% of their programming, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hedgecock started out by resurrecting a story from 2012 about a Portland school principal, Verenice Gutierrez, who was involved in programs to help educators understand white privilege in order to "change their teaching practices to boost their minority students' performance." Hedgecock called this "hatred of white people."

"It will boost minorities performance to teach them, in essence, hatred of white people, which is basically what she said," is how Hedgecock characterized it.

Hedgecock then presented what was supposed to be a scary list of the "hatred of white people" training for teachers involving Gutierrez, including an exercise "to examine a news article and discuss the white privilege it conveys... A week-long seminar called 'coaching for educational equity'...that focuses on race and how it affects life... She also serves on an administrative committee that focuses on 'systemic racism.'

"...This stuff is going on in every school, every public school," Hedgecock warned.

After relating a news story about a deranged murderer who said his shooting spree was prompted by his racist attitudes toward white people, beliefs he developed while an anthropology major in college, Hedgecock said, "Where do people get these notions? They get them in taxpayer-supported schools. Hatred of white people has now become an epidemic in this country.

"It is now informing polical decisions that are made. When President Obama told the editorial staff at the San Francisco Chronicle during the 2008 campaign that the bitter clingers, people in Pennsylvania, and he was talking about white people, who cling to their guns and their bible, were the problem he was having.

"No one has more racially divided this country since John C. Calhoun, than Barack Obama...

"No one in this country believes that we are better off in race relations, that there is less racial tension in this country today, because of Barack Obama's election. Racial tensions are at an all-time high in my lifetime and I lived through the 50s...

"I lived through Rosa Parks, I lived through Martin Luther King, Jr. The consensus was at that time among white people that those civil rights efforts were in the noblest tradition in the American republic...

"Do you have a feeling that all this stuff in the schools, teaching hatred of white privilege, is bringing us closer together? Is bringing us past racism?

Referring to a story about a review of the school system in Texas, Hedgecock concluded, "You should see the curriculum we have. It is as anti-American, anti-West and anti-white as you could imagine."

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:52 PM

1. There's a reason he's called, "Hedgekook"

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:53 PM

2. If there is any hatred of "white" people, it is because of racists like him /nt

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:56 PM

3. As a white person I think I would have noticed this epidemic if it were real

Yet never once have I met a single person who hated me because of my skin color, not once. If racism against whites were truly an epidemic then I would think that as a white person I would have noticed.

I don't think skin color is the reason people hate you Mr. HedgeCOCK, the reason people hate you is because you are a giant dick.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:03 AM

4. Felonius Hedgecock was a crook when San Diego Mayor...

Hedgecock Guilty, Faces Ouster as San Diego Mayor

Doesn't surprise his is a full blown racist.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:26 AM

8. RWers really know how to pick 'em, don't they? Is this their best?

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:04 AM

5. sounds like his advertisers need a dose of public concern nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:16 AM

6. Funny you should mention it...

There is a campaign to contact Hedgecock's advertisers. Please join us. Contact localmediamonitor@gmail.com
see http://www.dailykos.com/blog/WCWatch
and
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1011536

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:18 AM

7. Sad and bizarre. My experience has been different. Since 2008, things have been more relaxed.

It has to do with education. When you see stories like the coach who parroted Rush's racist insults about the FLOTUS, the patience is amazing.

The denigration of non-whites, the poor, females and all is more than I have ever seen since the Civil Rights days and those people were fought back and made to shut up. Now they have the mainstream media spewing their filth.

The way minorities are considered suspect, as if lacking in any integrity and with foul motivations such as the Obamas are smeared with daily, is just nauseating.

Because of the overflowing cesspool, if this is happening anywhere, it is a reaction not to Obama's actions or words, but their own. Obama didn't make the GOP attendees call the black news reporter names and throw peanuts at her, did he? Obama didn't encourage people to make racist tweets and other statements, did he?

No, these people have brought it on themselves. There will be fallout for them showing their hate. What did they expect, flowers?

The main problem is the bullies are often not the ones who will suffer for this disharmony, but the peacemakers. The people pushing this hatred should be shunned.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:17 PM

13. I agree, there is LESS anger in general, except

among the white supremacists

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:27 AM

9. What a Tool - Love This Quote...

"I lived through Rosa Parks, I lived through Martin Luther King, Jr. The consensus was at that time among white people that those civil rights efforts were in the noblest tradition in the American republic..."

Seriously? I guess he missed the lynchings, the KKK, the murder of the three students in Mississippi, the turning of firehoses on children, Wallace blocking blacks from entering the U of AL, the bombing of a church in Alabama just to name a few things from that awful stain of an era on our country.

That statement is the most ridiculous, indefensible statement I've heard recently. It bears no truth whatsoever when compares with the actual record.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:43 AM

10. Give it up, Hedgecock. The election is over.

I'm past sick of RWers like this guy who insist on standing in the way of us having a rational and honest debate on policies and issues. Hedgecock, Beck, Alex Jones, Limbaugh, and others obviously lack confidence in their appeal of their ideology, so they feel compelled to create fake outrage among their supporters, whether it's Obama lying about his place of birth, him wanting to ban all guns, or there being a so-called "epidemic" of anti-white sentiment. What these wingnut talkers say in order to garner support basically borders on criminal; it's unhealthy for the country going forward.
I envy other countries who don't have this type of problem among their conservatives.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:20 PM

14. Jamaal, we need people like you on our campaign

Get in touch! There is a campaign to contact Hedgecock's advertisers. Contact localmediamonitor@gmail.com
see http://www.dailykos.com/blog/WCWatch
and http://www.democraticunderground.com/1011536

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:45 AM

11. I understand he was nominated for the

The "Asshole of the Year award". He should get it...hands down.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:49 AM

12. Damn, I've only read this little blurb about him and I already hate him.

I've seen the worst sides of racism as a kid in a redneck town. Horribly shameful mob-mentality crap directed at anyone percieved as "different". Gay bashing I experienced was the same.

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Response to nightscanner59 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:26 PM

15. oh, there's much more where that hate and dangerous idiocy comes from

See the documentation of Hedgecock in just the last couple months
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=journals&uid=275750
or
http://www.dailykos.com/blog/WCWatch
and please join our campaign to contact the advertisers! email localmediamonitor@gmail.com

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