No Evidence That Jiggaboo Jones Behind UCSD “Compton Cookout”

March 1, 2010 by Source

No one has confirmed that Black shock-comedian was behind the racist February Compton Cookout

Student Activism / March 1, 2010

Okay, I guess I have to address this, since it’s coming up more and more often in comments on my coverage of the UC San Diego situation: There is NO evidence that the black shock-comedian “Jiggaboo Jones” was behind last month’s racist “Compton Cookout” at UCSD. None. Zero.

Here’s the deal.

Sometime in early-to-mid-February, the invitation to the Compton Cookout party was posted on Facebook. As word of the party got around, complaints began to mount, and on February 16 the UCSD administration condemned the event.

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Standing Witness to the Tea Party Rally – San Diego Style

February 25, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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This Saturday, February 27th, a group of local Tea Party groups are sponsoring a rally downtown along San Diego Harbor. And San Diego progressives will be there to stand witness to this rally of tea baggers.

Nearly one hundred San Diego progressives have committed to being present at this non-violent counter-demonstration. The counter protest – really more of a show of strength than an actual protest or counter-demonstration – has been organized solely via emails and word of mouth.

This blog website the OB RAG, in conjunction with a number of other San Diego progressive and peace groups have put out the call for the counter effort; we went to cyberspace for the medium of our message. And just over a week’s time, San Diego progressives have stepped up to be witnesses to our local movement of reaction.

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Was the Compton Cookout an Expression of Free Speech?

February 22, 2010 by Patty Jones
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We just watched a 10News broadcast that showed the results of poll they did regarding the “Compton Cookout” and whether folks thought the people throwing this party were exercising their right to free speech. I was pretty astounded to see the 53% agreed. My first thought was that anyone who said yes didn’t actually read the invitation, didn’t hear the actual words used to describe this event.

The following was supposedly posted as a Facebook event invitation, read it and tell us whether you think it’s an expression of free speech, or not.
February marks a very important month in American society. No, i’m not referring to Valentines day or Presidents day. I’m talking about Black History month. As a time to celebrate and in hopes of showing respect, the Regents community cordially invites you to its very first Compton Cookout.

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Honorary Degrees as Apologies

November 9, 2009 by Ernie McCray
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by Ernie McCray

Once upon a time, at the outset of World War II, Japanese American students at CaIifornia State Universities were rounded up and shipped off to internment camps.

Now those Institutions of Higher Learning would like to grant honorary degrees to the students who suffered such indignities.

And I guess that although an honorary degree might not be as profitable as getting a home to replace the one you might have lost or as powerfully emotional as being reconnected with an old pal you were separated from and have never seen again – it’s never the less a nice gesture, a needed touch, perhaps, in making the world a better place.

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OBcean covers Hate Crimes Summit

October 7, 2009 by Source
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by John Falchi
I’m a long-time resident of OB, and I have been covering the increased amount of hate crime and hate speech in San Diego County in recent years. In that connection I wanted to present some highlights of the recent Hate Crimes Summit sponsored by United for a Hate Free San Diego at El Cajon’s Ronald Reagen Community Center on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

Hate crimes, hate groups and hate behavior are proliferating across the U.S. according to James McElroy, CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC). He delivered the keynote address to an overflow crowd at the Summit, recently.

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Racist graffiti allowed to remain on OB apartment wall

May 29, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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by Frank Gormlie

UPDATE: Saturday, May 30 – 3:45pm: Our blogger Dave Gilbert has just reported that the graffiti on Abbott and Saratoga has been completely removed. Today, he also spoke to a manager at Nick’s At the Pier who told him he would remove that very visible graffiti at Abbott and Santa Monica today.

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Who Are We, We African Americans?

May 12, 2009 by Ernie McCray
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by Ernie McCray

I’m enjoying the honor of helping organize the African American Male Intergenerational Conference that will be held on June 5th and 6th at the Educational Cultural Complex.

The experience has made me think of all the identities I’ve answered to in my 71 years. I entered the world a little colored baby boy and before I could say Jack Robinson, voila, I was a Negro.

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Hate’s last stand

October 30, 2008 by Staff

It’s racism and homophobia, neck and neck, down to the wire. Can they hang on? By Mark Morford / SF Gate Columnist / October 29, 2008 Let’s not get carried away. Let’s not go so far as to suggest we’re about to enter into some sort of fluffy utopian tofu puppy happyland where nipples fly […]

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‘Victim’ of Attack Admits Hoax

October 24, 2008 by Staff

MSNBC / October 24, 2008 McCain volunteer admits she made up story about Black attacker who carved a ‘B’ on her cheek PITTSBURGH – A John McCain volunteer in Pittsburgh who said she was robbed and sexually assaulted because of her political views has admitted to fabricating the story, police sources told a TV station. […]

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The Race Card (McCain Gets Really Desperate)

October 6, 2008 by Doug Porter

Internal polling in the McCain operation reportedly shows the candidate continuing to lose ground, both in battleground states and in states long understood to be safe for the campaign. States that voted for Bush in the 2004 campaign are now being aggressively targeted by the Obama campaign, including: Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, […]

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AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka on Racism and Obama

October 4, 2008 by Patty Jones

Very powerful indeed. Thanks dougbob for pointing it out. Posted by cameo9876 on YouTube

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