By Valerie Taliman
Meanwhile, Dobbs, Limbaugh, Beck and others of their ilk use public airwaves to preach their particular brand of toxic, racist rhetoric--the kind that urge Minute Men vigilantes to hunt down brown people in the Arizona desert.
What’s most outrageous is that they’re highly paid by Fox News to stir up divisiveness, hatred and xenophobia that fuel a dangerous, growing racial divide in this country targeting people of color from all ethnicities.
Crowds of almost exclusively white Tea Baggers gathered by the thousands to hear the message that it’s time to “take our country back,” implying someone or something has taken it from them.
Ask Native America how we feel about taking our country back.
In border towns surrounding Indian reservations with long histories of racial violence, words that promote racism and hate have serious implications.
When a developmentally disabled young Navajo man was kidnapped and branded with swastikas in Farmington, N.M., I wondered how Palin would feel if that happened to her son, who is part Yupik Eskimo and has Down Syndrome.
Palin's "Real America" vs. America. For more racist rhetoric, see Conservative Website Calls Indians "Beringians" and Conservatives Giggle at Maya Goddess.