1999: During a 1999 CIF boys' basketball play-off game at Savanna against the visiting Compton High Tarbabes, school officials cover up the Confederate flags in Savanna's gym. Savanna students and alumni complain. Also: The black caucus of the American Association of Higher Education, citing OC's anti-black past, announce it will boycott the group's 2000 convention because it's planned for Anaheim. "We looked at Anaheim and its historical nonacceptance of folks of color," said the caucus' president, "and we don't want to feed that local economy." Critics dismiss such concerns as "silly tactics."

2008: Hip-hop superstar Questlove tells Rolling Stone that Orange County law-enforcement officers frisked him on the hood of his rental car and put him in a squad car because they claimed he matched the profile of someone who had been stealing Mini-Coopers from local dealerships. He was eventually released, feeling "livid and angry and helpless and about to lose my head."

2009: Los Alamitos mayor Dean Grose forwards an email showing a watermelon patch growing outside the White House. He claims it's not racist.

2011: Orange County GOP Central Committee member Marilyn Davenport forwards an email depicting President Barack Obama as a baby chimpanzee. She claims it's not racist. Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach offers an MLK Day special: 50 percent off all black items! The shop claims it's not racist. A Corona del Mar restaurant is sued because an African-American customer received receipts that labeled him "McStinkynigger" and "McNigshit." It claims it's not racist. And for MLK Day, a UC Irvine cafeteria serves fried chicken and waffles.

2012: An African-American couple—both in law enforcement—move out of Yorba Linda after the family suffers a year of racist abuse. Neighbors tell the media they don't know what the couple was talking about.

2013: An African-American family from San Diego sues Disneyland, claiming the park's White Rabbit character would hug all children except black ones. During CBS's coverage of the NCAA Sweet 16 tournament, former Tustin High basketball star Doug Gottlieb announces on air that he was there to bring the "white man's perspective" to an otherwise-all-black panel. Also: Videos emerge of Asian-American fraternity members at UCI wearing blackface. Hilarity ensues.

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logicman
logicman

This white guilt shit is getting old.  Can we move on yet?  Please take note from Asians, they seem to have figured it out.  

elvagotrago
elvagotrago

No mention of the well documented ethnic cleansing of blacks by Mexican and Central American gang members?  I guess someone in blackface is way more hurtfull than coordinated assaults.  Bad white people, bad!

lisaleeschaefer
lisaleeschaefer

I'm not black, and am horribly offended.  We've got to stop these affronts to liberty and social justice.  Every person deserves the opportunities afforded the community and respect from their neighbors.  We've got to love one another and reach out to people who are "different" than us.  We need people to bridge the gap and treat each other with decency and compassion.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

Wow and to think that people think that the deep south was racist!  How did SoCal manage to avoid the Voting Rights Act reviews?

WilliamWallace
WilliamWallace

"Two African-American students at Saddleback College running for homecoming king and queen abandon their efforts after receiving hate mail. "

Two European-Americans touring Detroit abandon their efforts after they are killed. 

Plenty of places in America that are now "Black Only". 

"White Only" is illegal.

Why is that? Do you think? 

WilliamWallace
WilliamWallace

"... a sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, perform in blackface... ...They were Stevie Wonder and the Jackson Five."

Michael Jackson performed in whiteface for decades.

That dirty racist! I'm SO offended. How dare he??? 

WilliamWallace
WilliamWallace

"Richard Nixon on blacks: '...I know they're not going to make it for 500 years.'"

Tricky Dick was a slimeball, but nobody ever said he wasn't a sharp cookie. 

WilliamWallace
WilliamWallace

"...a black girl was kicked out of a theater... after a white teen yelled, 'Why don't you black niggers keep quiet?'"

The same problem exists today. Blacks don't seem to realize that the shapes and colors moving around on the big, bright screen at the front of the theater is the reason people buy tickets. So they attempt to amuse themselves. The result is that, you can't hear the dialog; a major reason why I no longer go to theaters. 

WilliamWallace
WilliamWallace

" the black men beat up the driver, breaking his arm and leaving him with a 3-inch cut."

Which sort of explains why they weren't welcome in the first place. 

Slowly, slowly, White people are waking up. 

Will it be in time?

ExOCResident
ExOCResident

Let's see.  Everywhere - and I mean everywhere - blacks move in, the area they move into magically becomes uninhabitable within a few generations.  Sometimes it doesn't even take that long.  The best environments for blacks (and whites, and hispanics and asians) are the environments where they are a very small minority, since the most likely killer of a black is another black.

Sorry, not feeling much in the way of white guilt today.  Try again later?

jacknoffallday
jacknoffallday

How about some of examples of anti-white behavior by blacks? Not sure about California but it's practically an epidemic elsewhere.

yeah_right.....
yeah_right.....

Funny, was at a reception just last week behind the Orange Curtain that was at least 95% black. I don't know how they were able to have such a great time in oppressive Orange County . Somehow they muddled through. My boss is a black man who oversees a staff of roughly 65. I wonder how he was able to get to this position in a county that keeps the black man down. Perseverance I suppose. A close friend of ours who just so happens to be a black women had a lovely engagement party last night. I guess she did not get the memo about Orange County's treatment of blacks. I will make sure she is enlightened by the powerful read of this article so that she can get out of here asap. 

How did this opinion piece make it to print? Seriously, who in charge gave the green light to such dribble? The only embarrassment should be to the writer in question and the powers that be who let this article run. If Gustavo has some sort of guilt over his own treatment of blacks then maybe he ought to seek some sort of private therapy for himself as opposed to including all of Orange County with his own personal guilt or gripe about the treatment of blacks. 

fretsward
fretsward

Here's another comment you can delete:

This is the absurdity of convivial perfunctory synopsis. Pretty ridiculous, even for your low standards.

I, like you, am a carbon-based life form. I'm sudoriferous sometimes when I get the chance to walk upright. I've studied psychokinesis; I'm a pilot; and I've held my nose as I peruse your adolescent trite.

Currently, I'm on a planet in the Milky Way Galaxy called Earth, rotating at 1,000 mph that circles the Sun. 

I really like it here. I spend the most of my time on a crust of silicates, with tremendous amounts of oxygen.

It's about 70% water, like myself. I share the remaining 30% with six billion others, each has a 70% water body of their own, okay, some more than others. 

All of us, like Earth, are composed of tiny particles which, upon examination, appear to have no solidity, but rather are pure energy. 

Relative to the standard, it all is moving at 43,000 mph towards the bright star Vega in the constellation of Lyra. 

If you were to flense any of the sacred cows with 70% water bodies, slice away the fat and gristle of tired apologetics, race-based pap and mindless traditions, you would expose the hollow carcass of your own stupefying hypocrisy and racial amnesia. 

With you, I expect the expected. I'd suggest you read the book: Bagpipes, The Sound Of Cheese And What Evolution Can Teach Us About Cowardice... 


madebutante
madebutante

Love the illustration, Luke McGarry! Haha!!

kristoffer3
kristoffer3

"Ask A Mexican" columnist tries his hand at some serious writing... swing and a miss. How deep into hearsay and far back in decades you go to try and scrape together a story. You actually use a 19 year old letter to the editor as supporting evidence. Don't quit your day job buddy. Leave the real journalism to the professionals.

Marc Morin-Lebel
Marc Morin-Lebel

When one considers how the KKK nearly dominated Anaheim back in the early part of the 20th century, it's no surprise it used to be called "Klanaheim".

Damien Blaise
Damien Blaise

"silliness"? really? more like disgusting ignorance

odgbar
odgbar

@WilliamWallace You were the sperm that made it.


That must drive your parents into a suicidal rage...

Justin_Khase
Justin_Khase

@ExOCResident: You and Willie shouldn't spend so much time together masturbating to pictures of Hitler.

sgbrown10
sgbrown10

@jacknoffallday seriously black state how often they hate whitey why they want to live near him??? whites just want to be left alone in peace that is all

 
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