Republicans Thank Rosa Parks and Declare Racism is Dead

By Javier Rodriguez   from La plaza del Mariachi   2 Dec 2013

What a obscene joke. The Republicans have declared racism is buried in the America, however they have passed state laws to diminish the voting registration by the hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of eligible voters, all minorities, to undemocratically and with the sharp edge of racism, prevent them from voting against them. This is how the fundamentalist George W. Bush got elected, by this type of fraud -which in Mexico is called, massively shaving targeted voting registration lists-  in Florida 2004 and then again in 2004 in Ohio. Then, more recently in 2012, they campaigned relentlessly to unseat Obama, using the old racist scapegoat of the “illegal alien scare” and suggesting self deportation as the answer to immigration, which meant intensely producing  an atmosphere of intolerance, fear and outright state terrorism, a la Sheriff Arpaio, against 11.9 million Undocumented Americans, their 5 million US born children, 2.5 million citizen spouses married to them and the tens of millions of Latinos more who are family related to them. And if anybody in the immigrant rights movement is still confused, Immigration Reform is at a stand still due to the same racist right wing mentality, unequivocally White Republican.   Lastly the wars of destruction, massacres and pillage against the people of Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and the never ending conspiracies  against the independent and critical Latin American countries of Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Nicaragua and  Cuba. All people of color and lastly Syria and Iran.

*Javier Rodriguez is a journalist, a blogger and a media and political strategist. A long time social activist, he is presently a co founder of the Millions of Voices Coalition in LA that on Sept. 22 moved thousands of people in Downtown LA for Immigration Reform. He was also the initiator and directed the making of the 1.7 million historical immigration march in Los Angeles on March 25, 2006, as well as the May 1st 2006 Great American Boycott. Back in 1982-86, he directed the mass street mobilizations in LA that led up to the Amnesty Law IRCA of 1986; He recently traveled for 5 ½ months thru Mexico in 2012, observing and writing about the country’s political process, the aftermath of a highly questioned presidential election, the drug war and migrants. His blog is and his email