Skip to comments.Philanthropist James Phelan had a deep streak of racism
Posted on 08/16/2017 3:39:37 PM PDT by Vendome
The urge to engage in retroactive political correctness is creating a dangerously slippery slope. Just how far should it go? Take, for example, the story of James Duval Phelan (1861-1930).
A multimillionaire of inherited wealth with an uncanny business acumen of his own, Phelan was always acclaimed as a man of enlightenment and a patron of the arts and music. Few others were as revered in San Francisco or regarded as a greater friend.
There were no secrets about Phelans unique political ideas that became frequent themes in campaign oratory. As a senator, he vociferously called for an all white California, demanding exclusion of all Chinese and the establishment of laws forbidding marriage between Asians and Caucasians. Repeatedly, he claimed that the issue of such inter-racial unions would be degenerates. After the destruction of Chinatown in the earthquake and fire of 1906, Phelan campaigned for the relocations of all Mongolians, already here, to Hunters Point. Moreover, he asserted that Japanese bred like vermin and were totally incapable of assimilation.,
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My dog has a deep streak of racism and sexism. He doesn’t like Asians and he doesn’t like men. So euthanize him, right?
What a freakin’ joke.
let’s not forget the thousands of former racists...
they’re all dead anyway.
the only serious racism in USA today, except for the backlash to same, is the institutionalized racism in employment and academia......this is seriously hurting, weakening America as well as, obviously, destroying our morals
oh yeah, as long as San Fransicko wants to rehash its racist history, let’s not overlook Dennis Kearney...founder of the Workingman’s Party of California...who successfully ran on a racist platform...and whose movement succeeded in adopting a new CA Constitution in 1979 to replace the original 1849 one. The new 1879 constitution empowered cities to set up designated racial areas of settlement. It could be that San Fransicko was the very first city in America to officially establish a racial ghetto..........for the Chinese....and I knew an elderly man who grew up while the police were still enforcing it....so any Chinese who ventured out of the designated few square blocks (now the tourist trap of Chinatown) was promptly beat up by the ‘white men’ of the city....while the police stood by...before the cops then arrested and hauled the bleeding Chinese into jail.
Does anyone know a USA city which established racist limitations of settlement before Nancy Pelosi’s sick City?
Just pointing out their duplicitous craptastic virtue,which is a contrived fraud...
some on the left are sincerely not racist but so many, many leftists ARE racist it almost defines the SorozNazi-controlled D party nowadays
it is so sad.
and of course it is ridiculously hypocritical of those leftists to try to smear other people with the racist label when the very same leftists are the primary promoters of racist discrimination in America.....(Matthew 7 comes immediately to mind in regards to so many of these far-left D’s..........”3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”)
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