Category Archives: bigotry

SPLC under attack

This past weekend, the Republican National Committee caved to white supremacist and other hate groups by adopting a resolution titled Refuting the Legitimacy of the Southern Poverty Law Center to Identify Hate Groups.  The focus of the resolution is that “the SPLC is … Continue reading

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Huge Crowd in Bridgehampton: Justice for Floyd

This was easily the largest rally I have ever seen on the South Fork or in Suffolk County.  Official estimate according to the Patch.com about 1000 people.  Just imagine Main street (Rte 27) filled on both sides and on the … Continue reading

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Recipe for Fundamental Social Change (from Judith Hope)

Everybody is missing the key element of this challenge.  Fundamental social change will not happen at the national level. (Although courageous and coherent national leadership would be really helpful.). It must come from the grassroots up. It must begin in … Continue reading

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Protesting the Callous Murder of George Floyd right here in Bridgehampton

PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY We are moved to action after the vicious and callous murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters all over the country who demand an … Continue reading

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George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper

The contract between society and black America, explained by Trevor Noah.  Great stuff:   Click on the image and listen to the YouTube video – it is well worth your while.    

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Virtual Forum: 8 hours and 46 minutes

Dear Friends, Over the past week, there have been thousands of people gathering together across the country to protest and rally against injustices against the black and brown community. There have been renewed calls for accountability, transparency and reform of a system that that … Continue reading

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“I Can’t Breathe”

“I Can’t Breathe” The Murder of George Floyd “The time for endless conversation has passed. We are a nation of differences and this is our greatest strength. It is a time for action in a way that cannot be ignored … Continue reading

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The $20 Murder

George Floyd was arrested over possibly attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill.   I once went to make a deposit at the Chase Bank at the corner of Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard in Queens, NY.  After a … Continue reading

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Jews know what Bigotry and Injustice look like!

By Shoshana Hershkowitz: “I am tired of being gaslit by my government. Seeing an American political party attempt to weaponize my family’s history enrages me in a deeply personal way. The arrogance of the Republican Party trying to tell me … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Trump Supporters

Bobby Azarian Ph.D.  posted several months ago “A Complete Psychological Analysis of Trump’s Support” to help make sense of Trump’s apparent invincibility. We should try and understand the emotinal underpinnings of those that we find difficult to rationally speak to … Continue reading

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President’s Day Protest

Today there were protests all across America. Donald Trump declared a #FakeNationalEmergency, an illegal power grab from an unhinged man to push his racist, dangerous policies and his vanity wall.  After his announcement of a “national emergency” Donald left for Mar-a-lago … Continue reading

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Racist Dog Whistle from Lee Zeldin

The Huffington Post reports: GOP Congressman Spent His Week Harassing a Muslim Colleague On Twitter! “Rep. Lee Zeldin’s Twitter attack against Rep. Ilhan Omar is a classic racist dog whistle.”   Rep. Ilhan Omar’s opponents have looked for every opportunity … Continue reading

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History can Repeat Itself

Letter published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette October 30, 2018, by Steve Ludsin (East Hampton, NY): History can repeat itself “Dispatch From Squirrel Hill: Dread in a Peaceful Place” by David M. Shribman (Oct. 27) was moving and eloquent. The sadness of … Continue reading

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Trickle Down Hate Crimes

Devastatingly awful. The rise of hate crimes & Trump’s vitriol are not independent or coincidental. It’s not the media, it starts in the oval office and trickles down. Trump (and his minions) ↓ VITRIOL HATE direct INSTRUCTIONS for violence ↓ … Continue reading

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Liability for local law enforcement choosing to work with ICE

  Police Chief Suspended for Exposing Illegal Aliens Employed at Local Plants   A brand new report points to the legal liabilities for local government that choose to enforce Federal Immigration Laws.   What is remarkable is that the 13-page … Continue reading

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Strongman Trump

Webster: “Strongman: a person who uses power or authority in a cruel, unjust, or harmful way” On Sep. 6, 2017, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was rescinded by Pres. Donald Trump. Congress was given 6 months to … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of SOTU

Yoda, we need you! So perhaps you think that President Trump’s State of the Union was ‘presidential’ and his speach reached across the isle?  If so, you would be joining a majority of viewers according to some polls. But here … Continue reading

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Zeldin Makes Excuses for Trump

Published as a letter to the editor in The East Hampton Star, Jan. 25 Despicable World View East Hampton January 22, 2018 To the Editor, When President Trump denigrated Haiti and Africa with his comments, Lee Zeldin tweeted that the … Continue reading

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How Germany fights bias

Letter in the NY Times today Re “German’s Idea to Fight Bias Gains Support” (news article in NYT, Jan. 11): A rise of anti-Semitism among new immigrants to Germany has prompted a suggestion of having immigrants tour concentration camps. The … Continue reading

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“Shithole” Nations

Republican Rep. Mia Love: Trump ‘must apologize’ for ‘shithole’ remark From Susan Solo Esq.: Exactly how much longer do Americans have to endure this racist man? His comments today about why the US has to accept immigrants from Africa, Haiti … Continue reading

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