Our terrified hyperpatriots: Here’s what Palin, Trump and anti-Muslim extremists fear most – Salon.com

We shouldn’t parcel racism into discrete categories despite its unevenness. The conflation of anything undesirable with “Islam” has deep antecedents in U.S. slavery and colonization, but Middle Easterners and South Asians are capable of replicating earlier epochs of racism even as they suffer the consequences of its continued existence. To Read more…

Bulgarian Border Police Accused of Abusing Refugees

“They hit me and took my money,” said Alan Murad, a 17-year-old Iraqi asylum-seeker living at a refugee center in Sofia,Bulgaria’s capital, recounting his treatment by the Bulgarian border authorities. “I ran away from hell at home, trying to find paradise in Europe. Instead, I found another hell.” http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/12/24/world/europe/bulgarian-border-police-accused-of-abusing-refugees.html?referer=https://t.co/UL5VBuQsJJ

The Menace of Modern Immigration?

With all the immigration into Europe that’s occurring, xenophobia is predictably rearing its ugly head. The clip below is from a pamphlet written by H.W. Evans, a (the?) Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in 1924. For those leaning towards anti-immigration, he’s the ideological predecessor. Ugly, horrid stuff. (“dross” Read more…