Navajo State Representative Wants Washington Redskins' Name Changed

Categories: News, Racism

Keith Allison
An Arizona state Representative who is a member of the Navajo Nation says the Washington Redskins' name is offensive and should be changed.

Just weeks after Native Americans protested in Glendale outside an Arizona Cardinals game against Washington, Democratic Representative Jamescita Peshlakai has publicly called on Arizona's congressional delegate to sponsor a bill that would pressure the NFL team to change the name.

"I don't want those protesters to think they are out there alone," Peshlakai tells New Times. "They need to be supported by leaders who feel this way, and I'm one of them."

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White Supremacist Gang Member Arrested After Assaulting Man at Bar

Joseph Burgoyne
A Glendale man has been arrested after yelling racial slurs and hitting a man over the head with a beer bottle.

Joseph David Burgoyne, 28, was at Denim and Diamonds Bar in Mesa when he allegedly yelled "white power" and "nigger" at the victim. When the victim confronted Burgoyne, Burgoyne allegedly attacked him with a bottle, injuring the back of the victim's head.

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DREAMers Rape Kids and Old People, According to Local Bigot

Categories: Liar!, Racism
Mike Schinkel via Flickr

Stand With Arizona, one of the largest anti-"amnesty" organizations in existence, gives its followers three talking points to use today as Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are in Mesa touting immigration reform.

One: McCain and Flake abandoned border security. Two: The Senators should stand with Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Three: Tell the media that thousands of American children and elderly people are raped and murdered by DREAMers.

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"Redneck Day" at Queen Creek HS Under Investigation by U.S. Department of Education

Categories: Racism

A Queen Creek High School student sporting confederate flag.
It's official -- the U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into "Redneck Day," a day of school-sanctioned festivities at Queen Creek High School that included a student wearing a Confederate flag like a cape.

The Reverend Jarrett Maupin, who filed a complaint against the school district over the racially hostile environment created by the event, was pleased at the news of the investigation, calling it a "moral victory."

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DUI Suspect Tells Cops She's "Glad" Firefighters Who Died in Yarnell Hill Fire Were White

Categories: Racism

A woman who was arrested in Gilbert informed a police officer that she was "glad" the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last month, because they were white.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the woman, 58-year-old Merry Finley, also said that she is "happy when officers are hurt" -- and she was arrested for the second time that night for slamming a door into a cop.

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Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally Tonight in Phoenix

Categories: Racism
via CNN

Local black leaders will be heading up a "Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally" in Phoenix today.

Activist Revered Jarrett Maupin says the rally, to protest the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, will start at 6 p.m. by the federal courthouse in Downtown Phoenix.

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Danny Davis, Tired of Minorities Having Jobs, Goes to Construction Site to Shoot at Them

Categories: Racism
Danny Davis
Danny Davis, a 53-year-old Florence racist, er, resident, is tired of minorities having jobs in the area.

So, Davis, allegedly liquored up shortly before noon on a Monday, drove to a construction site and started shooting at construction workers, missing each and every one of them, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

See also:
Jamison Eaton Chased Day Laborers With a Bat Outside a Phoenix Home Depot

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Black Leaders Still Waiting to Hear From Jeff Flake After His Son's Racist Comments

Categories: Racism
Senator Jeff Flake
Local black leaders are wondering why they haven't heard a peep out of Senator Jeff Flake after his son's racist comments, including his use of the handle "N1ggerKiller" in an online game.

After African-American activist Jarrett Maupin II told New Times Flake's apology was "half-assed," more black leaders have joined Maupin's call for Flake to meet with some members of the black community.

See also:
-Maupin: Flake's "Half-Assed" Apology Not Enough
-Flake's Son Pretends to Commit Suicide in Video
-Flake's Son Calls Himself "N1ggerKiller"

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Black Activist Jarrett Maupin: Jeff Flake's "Half-Assed" Apology for Son's Racism Not Enough

Categories: Racism
Jarrett Maupin II
Phoenix African-American activist Revered Jarrett Maupin II wants Senator Jeff Flake to do more than issue a "half-assed" apology for his teenage son's racist comments on the Internet.

As you can imagine, Maupin was not at all pleased to hear that Flake's son used the handle "N1ggerKiller" in an online game, and casually used racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic remarks on his social media accounts.

See also:
-Jeff Flake's Son Pretends to Commit Suicide in Video
-Jeff Flake's Son Calls Himself "N1ggerKiller"

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Department of Education to Look at Complaint of Queen Creek High School's "Redneck Day"

Categories: Racism
Phoenix civil-rights leader Reverend Jarrett Maupin is moving forward with a complaint to the Department of Education about Queen Creek High School's "Redneck Day."

Maupin has shared with New Times some of the correspdonance he's had with the Department of Education, and the department's Office of Civil Rights will at least "evaluate" Maupin's complaint of a civil-rights violation, after one student showed up to school wearing the Confederate flag as a cape.

See also:
-"Redneck Day" at Valley School Turns Out to Be a Bad Idea

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