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ArizonaLiberal Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 02:23 AM
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Arizona Racism: Past Is Prologue In Living Color Skit!
 
Run time: 03:42
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7L9BvIgqdo
 
Posted on YouTube: May 18, 2010
By YouTube Member: SantiagoJJJr
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Posted on DU: May 18, 2010
By DU Member: ArizonaLiberal
Views on DU: 4751
 
This was done during the MLK holiday controversy. Arizona is at it again!
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AzJusticeFreedom Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 03:08 AM
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1. OMG is this timely!!!!!!!
From the past, relates to the present!
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ArizonaLiberal Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 04:50 AM
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4. 1989. nt
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ProudProgressiveNow Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 04:39 AM
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2. Fighting racism is never ending!
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ArizonaLiberal Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 04:48 AM
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3. Martin Luther King Day amd Mecham......

Evan Mecham gained national attention several days after inauguration by fulfilling his campaign promise to cancel a paid MLK Day holiday for state employees. The holiday had been created in May 1986 by executive order from the previous governor, Bruce Babbitt, after the state legislature had voted not to create the holiday. Following the creation of the holiday, the state Attorney General's office issued an opinion that the paid holiday was illegal and threatened to sue the incoming governor over the cost of the paid holiday, as it had not been approved by the legislature. Despite the issues of the legality of how the holiday was created, Mecham replied to comments from civil rights activists and the black community after the cancellation by saying "King doesn't deserve a holiday." This was followed by him telling a group of black community leaders, "You folks don't need another holiday. What you folks need are jobs."

In reaction to the cancellation, a protest march to the state capital was held on January 19, 1987, the day the holiday would have occurred. Conventions scheduled to be held in Arizona were canceled, and performer Stevie Wonder announced a boycott of the state. After several months of criticism, Mecham declared a non-paid holiday on the third Sunday in January. Reaction in the state to the non-paid holiday was generally poor.
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AzJusticeFreedom Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 07:10 AM
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12. We can never forget those days!
As a latina, I was so offended by this man!
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 12:40 PM
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15. Only in America, someone would run (and win) on cancelling a holiday
I think that almost anywhere else in the world would be political suicide to run on eliminating holidays for the common working stiff. Talk about brainwashed sheep who can't wait to get back to work.

Also I wonder if these racist boobs even make the connection they live in a state named "ARIZONA" which is a Spanish name. The logical dissonance of large portions of America is just too much to bear sometimes.
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Cell Whitman Donating Member (872 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 11:00 PM
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26. McCain mentor, Goldwater described Mecham as ''hardheaded'' called on him to resign in 1987
Goldwater didn't care for these characters. Were he alive today, I bet he would be telling McCain to shove it. I bet McCain would disgust him but Palin would have driven him over the edge.

I don't know who I would rather have back to describe these AZ going's on... Goldwater or Bill Hicks. Either would be fun to see... :7

http://www.azcentral.com/specials/special25/articles/05...

Though he continued his support of a strong national defense, Goldwater aggravated so many conservatives on other issues that some in Arizona once suggested stripping his name from party headquarters.

He confounded them on many issues:

* Goldwater had won support of abortion opponents in his 1980 U.S. Senate re-election campaign, but in his final term, he voted consistently to uphold the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. Later in life, he was honored by Planned Parenthood.

* In 1981, Goldwater assailed the founder of the Moral Majority, the Rev. Jerry Falwell. Responding to Falwell's statement that all good Christians should be concerned about the Supreme Court nomination of Arizonan Sandra Day O'Connor, he said, "I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass."

* In 1987, Goldwater, who had described then Gov. Evan Mecham as "hardheaded," called on the Republican maverick to resign.

* In 1989, Goldwater said the Republican Party had been taken over by a "bunch of kooks," a reference to forces supporting TV evangelist Pat Robertson and Mecham.

* In 1992, he endorsed Democrat Karan English for Congress over Republican Doug Wead.

* In June 1993, Goldwater declared that the military should lift its ban on gays in the military. He also railed against discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace.
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ArizonaLiberal Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 04:51 AM
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5. Join the fight! nt
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ProudProgressiveNow Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 04:55 AM
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6. I intend to!
I live in Tucson, big news here. Students got arrested protesting McCain today.
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ArizonaLiberal Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 05:03 AM
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7. Ya, I heard..Link......
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AzJusticeFreedom Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 05:07 AM
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8. They join the capital six in the .....
cause for the fight!
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 11:14 AM
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14. Now who would be surprised that the chicken shit phony hero hides.
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AzJusticeFreedom Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 05:26 AM
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9. DETAINED IN ARIZONA: FOUR STUDENT IMMIGRANT LEADERS
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 06:30 AM
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10. Those guys are good!
Excellent. I have never seen that.
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ProudProgressiveNow Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 06:44 AM
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11. And right on time! N/T
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 09:30 AM
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13. Steele & Keyes, the early years!
LOL :rofl:
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ProudProgressiveNow Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-10 11:54 AM
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29. Funny&true...lol
:toast: :toast: :toast:
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 01:02 PM
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16. Arizona is too crazy....
No blacks , no mexicans , no daylight savings time.
Buy liars like palin...open arms.
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pundaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 01:28 PM
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17. Two snaps up with a loop!
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 01:34 PM
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18. ah, memories
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 03:32 PM
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19. In Living Color was some of the very best
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 04:41 PM
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20. He who does not learn from history is doomed to repeat it.
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teknomanzer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-21-10 12:57 PM
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33. lernin' is fer libral elites!
In Arizona we go with are guns an are gutz! -- /sarcasm.
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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 05:27 PM
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21. I love that show!
Thanks!
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 07:21 PM
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22. Absolutely fantastic
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 07:43 PM
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23. The NFL Players Association said "No MLK Day, No Super Bowl"- league quickly followed suit
and Arizona passed MLK Day (after two negative votes ) in the next election that they had
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 08:53 PM
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24. The Toms were great.
Hell, that whole show was great.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 10:24 PM
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25. One of the Funniest Jokes Chris Rock Ever Told
re MLK holiday and AZ: "How racist do you have to be to not vote yourself a day off."
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 01:02 AM
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27. kick to watch tomorrow --
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AzJusticeFreedom Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 09:26 AM
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28. Arizona ethnic studies ban reignites discrimination battle
TUCSON - The ethnic-studies program targeted for elimination under a new state law was itself created to help resolve a race-discrimination lawsuit against Tucson public schools.

The program has long drawn fire from critics, most significantly state Superintendent Tom Horne, who says it provokes racism and wants it shut down. Backers of House Bill 2281, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer last week, say it is intended to do that.


But when the Mexican-American studies program began in 1997, it was meant to appease families who had sued the district, alleging segregation and racial inequity across the school system.



Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/05/19/20100...
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politic_vic Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-10 06:35 PM
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30. Author of Arizonas immigration law (Rep. Russell Pearce has new alw he'd like to pass.
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ProudProgressiveNow Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-21-10 02:14 AM
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31. Pearce is an poor excuse for a human being! Nt
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-21-10 04:02 AM
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32. Damn too late to recommend... but I'd kick it ....
I loved Living Color back then
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Lilyeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-10 12:27 AM
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34. I can't rec...but I'll kick!
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