Sarah Palin: Race and the Union
Gov. Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin: Race and Union of USA
Sarah Palin presents herself as representative of all citizens of the USA. Her father, however, shows a different Sarah: a woman terrified and disgusted with people who are not white (read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/06/palins-father-she-left-ha_n_381724.html):
Chuck Heath Sr., told reporters that Asians and Pacific Islanders made his daughter uncomfortable. Commenting on why Sarah discontinued her education in Hawaii, Heath said: "They were a minority type thing and it wasn't glamorous, so she came home." (Read further: http://www.politicususa.com/en/palin-bigoted-racist, and http://antiracistmusings.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/sarah-palins-got-a-fear-of-asians/).
Not only does Sarah dislike Asians, but she has an adversion to Latinos, and no time for Blacks. She frequently has refused to meet with Black people. The one occasion when Sarah reluctantly met with Black leaders, she was offended when they noted that Sarah Palin did not have a single African-American person on her staff. Sarah told them that she did not have to and did not intend to employ any Black person, nor would she recognize any Black holiday. These remarks came despite the fact that Juneteenth (celebrating the end of slavery in the USA) is an official state holiday observance in Alaska, and Alaska law requires the Governor to issue an annual Juneteenth proclamation. Palin did not do that in 2007.
While Palin avoids Black people, she has no problem meeting with and officially addressing white supremacist groups. As governor she recorded a genial greeting to the Alaska Independence Party (AIP): a state-wide secessionist group officially recognized by the KKK, Tea Party Republicans and the American Nazi Party.
Sarah's hold over the Tea Party, has brought her campaign treasury immense wealth. It skyrocked with Palin denounce those who called Tea Party actions tantamount to the Nazi movement as “liars.”
When Tea Party protestors yelled “nigger” at Rep. John Lewis (D-A) and spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) Palin states in her book that Lewis and Cleaver lied about the incidents. Sean Hannity of Fox News publicly questioned the veracity of the Congressional representatives http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201003240072) and Tea Party groups offered a reward to prove the incident occurred (see video at (http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2010/03/tea-party-groups-offer-15k-reward-for-spitting-incident-proof.html). Here is the proof: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/28/congressman-spit-on-by-te_n_516300.html.
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