Friday, December 15, 2006
A Hate-filled MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Hate crimes are up in Los Angeles. The figures jumped 26 percent countywide, with a 50 percent spike involving racially motivated offenses aimed at immigrants and between Blacks and Latinos. Wonder how the Michael Richards incident will ultimately be categorized.
• A mother who hates Harry Potter failed in her bid to ban the popular books from libraries in Georgia. The Georgia Board of Education backed an earlier Atlanta-area school board’s decision to keep Potter on shelves, despite the mother’s insistence that Potter is pushing witchcraft on kids. Note to mother: Don’t challenge the power of Potter, mortal.
• A Ohio artist sparked controversy with his holiday display featuring Nazi gingerbread men. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘What’s the worst thing a gingerbread man can do?’” said the artist. “They’re just copying things that people have done. There are no hidden messages here.” What’s next, Der Fuhrer Fruitcakes?