Census figures show 70 percent of California’s Mexican population are U.S. citizens Despite the popular misconception that California is “overrun by illegal immigrants,” the United States Census Bureau recently noted that Mexican-Americans comprise 7.6 million of California’s 36 million legal resident population. The study also pointedly notes that half of the country’s total naturalizations of Mexican immigrants between 2000-2006 were from California. San Jose Mercury News. Al Sharpton backs off threats of protests at Knicks home games A month ago, Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network, threatened to protest New York Knicks’ games after derogatory comments towards Black women by the team’s coach, Isaiah Thomas, were exposed through snippets of a deposition tape in his sexual harassment case. After review of the entire tape, Sharpton agreed to call the entire protest off. Canadian Press. ‘Racist’ Dog Eyes His Pup A&E has decided to pull its show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” after the National Enquirer released a private conversation between the show’s star, Duane “Dog” Chapman and his son, Tucker. Apologetic Chapman believes that his son was responsible for leaking his racist comments, which include the profuse usage of the “n” word regarding his son’s Black girlfriend, to the public. New York Post. White Yalies in blackface reveal racism on campus Several white Yale students dressed as racists for Halloween this year. Although some wore Halloween costumes depicting famous Black figures, others went as far as adding blackface to their outfits, entirely ignoring the dark historical roots. Yale Daily News.
“Dog the Bounty Hunter” Yanked For Racist Marks; Sharpton Won’t Protest New York Knicks
By The News Nov 05, 2007