of San Francisco
Protest at UC Berkeley Against Racial Profiling
Racial Profiling Protest at UC
On September 8, 2004, the UC Berkeley College Republicans and California Patriot hosted Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin promoting her new book, In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror.
Four SF Gray Panthers joined some 300 other protesters from a wide variety of groups to fight her fear-mongering and racist lies, which are being published to justify rounding up, detaining, and deporting Arabs, South Asians and Muslims.Hundreds of us were outside the auditorium doors chanting, “People of color are under attack. What do we Do? Stand up! Fight back!” and “Shame! Shame! Shame!” at the top of our lungs. Anti-Malkin audience members congratulated us and said it was impossible to hear Malkin inside.
Malkin is resurrecting the McCarthy lock-em-up mentality to strengthen the Patriot Act and Homeland Security. A total opportunist, she joins other hacks who have promoted such ideas as that there was no holocaust, and that slaves were happy on the plantations. Malkin’s theories have been totally repudiated by hundreds of reputable historians and social scientists, yet they continue to be promoted in newspapers, television, and in personal appearances. This is only the beginning of the terrorism of racial profiling that is being justified by the fear of a future terrorist attack.
We, the Gray Panthers, will stand up, march and
demonstrate to fight for our civil liberties and against the vicious assumptions
and innuendos of people like Michelle Malkin and the smoke and mirrors
they use to take away our rights.
WW II Abduction—Latin American Japanese
A little known fact is that from 1941 to 1948,
the US government directed the mass abduction of 2,264 Japanese Latin
Americans from 14 countries to the US and then exchanged 800 of them for
American POWs in Japan. The remaining were imprisoned without due process
of law in US internment camps until after the end of the war. Sixty-three
years later, the victims are still asking for redress.