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  • French have become less xenophobic but still wary of Islam, study reveals

    03/30/2017 6:53:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 30 March 2017 13:35 CEST+02:00 | Oliver Gee
    Despite jihadist terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis an annual survey measuring levels of racism in France has revealed the French are becoming more tolerant of minorities, and that there has been a drop in the number of racist and anti-Semitic incidents. The survey, carried out by the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH), revealed on Thursday the French were more tolerant to minorities compared to previous years. The annual survey by the rights commission linked to the government is carried out to get an idea of levels of racism, xenophobia and intolerance in the country. After the studies...
  • California Democrat to First Lady: ‘Show Us Your Papers!’

    01/31/2017 2:32:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 1/30/17 | Tom Donnelly
    California State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is renewing a demand to see First Lady Melania Trump’s immigration papers — an issue Democrats first raised during the election campaign.Skinner expanded on her demand in an interview with Politico this week: “No one in the Trump operation has released any of the documentation to indicate what was the circumstance, or whether she had full legal status. … We only know they had a lawyer look at whatever papers she chose to give.”In 2010, when Arizona passed a controversial immigration law that allowed state and local law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of anyone...
  • Dictionary.com's word of the year is 'xenophobia'

    11/28/2016 1:01:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 28, 2016 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) — You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com's word of the year is "xenophobia." While it's difficult to get at exactly why people look up words in dictionaries, online or on paper, it's clear that in contentious 2016, fear of "otherness" bruised the collective consciousness around the globe.
  • UN: It's up to us to solve refugee crisis

    09/15/2016 11:25:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/16
    This Monday, the first-ever UN summit on refugees and migrants is set to agree on an international response to the largest displacement crisis since World War II. Some 65 million people are on the move worldwide, fleeing wars such as the carnage in Syria, as well as repression and poverty. In total, 21 million refugees are competing for too few resettlement opportunities. At the summit, the UN's 193 member countries are expected to adopt a political declaration that human rights groups have already said falls far short of breaking new ground to ease the refugee crisis. The following day, Obama...
  • Pastor: Xenophobia a ‘Demonic Matter’ (James A. Forbes)

    07/25/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 25, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    At an interfaith gathering hosted by the Democratic National Convention Committee in Philadelphia, Rev. James A. Forbes, senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, said Sunday that the nation faces problems of bigotry, climate change, greed and the “demonic matter” of xenophobia. During the gathering titled, “Stronger Together: In Pursuit of Love and Kindness,” Forbes referenced the lyrics of the 1960s musical, The Music Man, “Ya got trouble, folks, right here in River City. Trouble with a capital ‘T’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands...
  • Singapore demonstrates what happens when you allow the government to crack down on “xenophobia”

    03/07/2016 7:23:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Whether it’s here in the United States or across Europe, immigration has become a flashpoint in policy discussions. Legitimate concerns are expressed over factors ranging from potential competition for jobs or resources to feed the needy, to worries about terrorists crossing borders in the guise of desperate refugees. Liberal thinkers frequently deride such concerns, labeling those who utter them as “xenophobes” or racists. If you happen to publish any material questioning or criticizing generous immigration policy or loose restrictions here in America you can expect to come under attack by opponents all across the media spectrum. Fortunately, that’s pretty...
  • Japan accepts 27 refugees last year, rejects 99%

    01/24/2016 4:27:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Global Post ^ | January 22, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Japan accepted only 27 refugees last year and rejected almost all applications, officials said Saturday, as rights groups urged the government to allow more people in. The country has long been nervous about an influx of refugees into its homogeneous society and has tightly restricted the number it accepts. Of the thousands seeking refugee status, five were Syrian, only three of which were accepted -- a far cry from the massive influx of Syrians into Europe from the war-torn Middle East nation last year....
  • When Sweden shut its doors it killed the dream of European sanctuary

    11/27/2015 1:52:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Andrew Brown
    ...The unprecedented scale and speed of the autumn’s refugee crisis has forced even the Swedish political class to acknowledge that the ground beneath its feet has shifted forever. There is simply no more money, and no more housing, for everyone who wants to come, and for everyone who was entitled to do so under the old rules.
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Xenophobia

    11/23/2015 9:24:14 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • This Southern City Is Actually Ruder Than New York

    08/31/2015 10:01:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | David K. Li
    New Yorkers may be rude to tourists, but at least we aren’t the worst. Big Apple residents are only No. 2 in rudeness, taking a back seat to the citizens of Arlington, Texas, according to a puzzling nationwide study. Data analysts at AlchemyAPI, in a study commissioned by air company Stratos Jet Charters, looked at tweets containing the word “tourist” between June 2014 and July 20 of this year.
  • Trump the Vulgarian (Is there something beyond a "barf alert"?)

    08/29/2015 4:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Mexico Ledger ^ | August 29 2015 | Eric Bergeson, The Country Scribe
    Can Trump keep it up? When will he implode? What explains his rise in the polls? How do we stop him? The pundits wring their hands. Josh Marshall thinks Trump is a doofus who uses sophisticated military strategy. Peggy Noonan, who penned the phrase "1000 points of light" for George H. W. Bush, declares Trump to be a sign of molecules in motion. Statistician-pundit Nate Silver assures us Trump will meet his doom. Charles Blow has had enough and will no longer mention Trump's name. George Will was moved to pen a glorious sentence which begins, "Every sulphurous belch from...
  • NY Times, Sane People Struggle To Understand Donald Trump's Appeal

    08/23/2015 8:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Gothamist ^ | August 23, 2015 | Ben Yakas
    Donald Trump is a racist, sexist hypocrite who doesn't understand the economy (or basic math) and probably doesn't have anything resembling an inner life—but the man sure can put on a good show! Good enough that thousands of people who get off on the xenophobic, hate-filled subtext of his blathering will pack half a stadium to watch his combover blow in the wind. Which leaves one question for the sane among us: why is a television punchline appealing to people now? Andrew Kaczynski ✔ ‎@BuzzFeedAndrew Pro-Trump Twitter is such a weird place 11:30 AM - 23 Aug 2015 · Big...
  • Editorial: The Donald wearing thin

    08/04/2015 11:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 5, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    One thing about Donald Trump, you don’t have to guess what he’s really thinking … if you can call it that. Republican-for-now presidential candidate Trump has set himself apart – and ahead in the polls – from the crowded field of GOP candidates with his candid tell-it-like-he-sees-it pronouncements, particularly regarding the hot-button issue of immigration – certainly a topic presidential contenders should address. There are an estimated more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and more than 451,000 deportation cases in U.S. immigration courts. After calling some Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, Trump has now proclaimed that all...
  • 'Too many white people' in Pittsburgh?

    08/03/2015 6:17:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    TRIBLIVE ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 p.m. | By Colin McNickle
    Did you know that there are too many white people in Pittsburgh? That's what the deputy director of the Allegheny County Department of Health's Bureau of Public Policy and Community Relations told NEXTPittsburgh.com. “My two main gripes (about Pittsburgh) are: too many white people and not enough public transportation,” Abby Wilson is quoted as saying in a July 20 profile written by Gina Mazza. Ms. Wilson also cited Pittsburgh's “homogeneity and provincialism that accompany working here.” Wilson's comments were part of Ms. Mazza's profile of “four movers and shakers who have recently returned to Pittsburgh” on a site that touts...
  • Timothy Dolan: Donald Trump Bringing Back ‘American Tradition’ of Nativism

    07/30/2015 8:04:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2015 | Breitbart News
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan has penned an op-ed reacting to Donald Trump’s speech at his campaign launch for a 2016 presidential run–six weeks ago–calling the Republican candidate a harbinger of anti-Catholic, racist “nativism.”Cardinal Dolan writes at the New York Daily News:During those happy days decades ago when I taught American religious history to university students, I spent a chunk of time in class on the ugly phenomenon called nativism, defined by the scholar and author Ray Allen Billington as, “organized, white, Protestant antagonism toward the Catholic immigrant.”
  • Why Immigration is the Key Platform Issue for Republicans This Year and What it Means

    07/14/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Junior's Ring Of Fire ^ | July 14, 2015 | K.J. McElrath
    In the wake of last week’s tragic shooting of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented immigrant, front-running GOP candidate Donald (“The Duck”) Trump is fanning the flames of racism and xenophobia among his Republican base. His strategy is to use anti-immigrant hysteria in order to win the White House next year. Why does the issue of immigration resonate with the GOP base, and what will the GOP candidates be pushing this election cycle? The primary divide within the GOP on immigration is primarily between two factions. One faction consists of xenophobic populists (such as Trump and Cruz) who want...
  • Zuma, Khama Corner Mugabe

    05/02/2015 11:52:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Independent ^ | May 1, 2015
    PRESIDENTS Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Botswana’s Ian Khama angrily clashed with their Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe over xenophobia in South Africa, with the two demanding that instead of blaming their neighbour, Zimbabwe and other Sadc states must fix their broken economies to curb the rising tide of immigration. Hazel Ndebele/Elias Mambo While Sadc leaders met for an extraordinary summit in Harare on Wednesday to discuss an industrialisation strategy and roadmap, the major highlight of the meeting was the recent xenophobic violence and killings in South Africa which raised a storm of debate and anger across the region....
  • State leader warns of widespread xenophobia (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

    04/08/2015 11:16:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Apr 2015 10:57 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    After a home for refugees in the town of Tröglitz was burned down on Saturday, Saxony-Anhalt Minister-President Reiner Haseloff warned that “Tröglitz is everywhere.” Speaking to Die Welt, Haseloff said, “We are talking about a nationwide problem.” “The number of attacks in the whole country has risen sharply,” said the east German state’s most senior politician, cautioning that arson against refugee centers was something that had been seen in other federal states too. […] In a survey conducted by the University of Leipzig to track the prevalence of xenophobia and anti-Semitism in German society, Saxony-Anhalt performed worst in comparison with...
  • Ted’s Devious Health Insurance Adventure

    04/06/2015 10:32:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 6, 2006 | Michael Tomasky
    Did Cruz really sign up for Obamacare hoping the Supreme Court would nix the subsidies, giving him a ready-made horror story? Yeah, probably.There are just so many interesting questions about Ted Cruz, are there not? Okay, maybe not that many. But the one of keenest interest by far to me is: Does he really think he can get away with manufacturing a fake personal Obamacare horror story and peddle it in Dogpatch and get votes with it? Here’s the situation. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, recently took a leave of absence from her big Wall Street job at Goldman Sachs. The Cruz...
  • CEOs Against Private Property

    04/03/2015 5:28:48 AM PDT · by all the best · 7 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    The governor of Indiana last week signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, modeled on similar federal legislation. The Indiana statute states that a person’s religious beliefs may not be “substantially burden[ed]” by anti-discrimination statutes. In other words, if anti-discrimination laws could be construed as forcing a person to violate his own religious conscience, then the law allows for an exemption in that case to anti-discrimination mandates. The response from the left has been fierce, and multiple CEOs of major firms, including Apple and Salesforce, have come out against the legislation with Salesforce announcing that it will impose a partial boycott...