Carpenter Performing Arts Center
An all-black version of Arthur Miller's masterpiece still gets to the play's humanity
[Trendzilla] Which race or ethnicity will they appropriate this year at Coachella?
Times sure have changed. Back in the day, racists of all stripes knew they could count on the Orange County Register to provide them a forum to express their vile stupidity simply by reporting the news and allowing readers to comment anonymously. The unrelentingly bigoted vitriol soon became an ... More >>
Had an interesting email exchange this morning with Rusty Kennedy, executive director of OC Human Relations. He'd shared an email about a "Listening Session" being held at an African American church in Yorba Linda Sunday in light of November's revelation about racism a black family says drove them o ... More >>
Jay Chen's congressional campaign tells OC Weekly that it received yet another racist, anti-Asian rant over the weekend and this one threatened physical violence against the American-born Democrat who is hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Ed Royce.We told you last week about a disgraced Cost ... More >>
The Mexi-mocking antics of students at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills during the now infamous "Seniores and Señoritas" Day earned them a spot on this infernal rag's current OC's Scariest People 2012 issue. Perpetuating stereotypes by dressing up as cholos, pregnant stroller pushers and deporti ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesBoy, did I just laugh like as if I heard a Jeffrey Ross roast--just this morning, Whittier attorney Jaime Segall-Gutierrez held a press conference in front of Anaheim City Hall announcing he was going to sue on behalf of Victor Gonzalez and Jesus Re ... More >>
See Also:* [W/ CRAPPY SONG] Wade Michael Page, Sikh Temple Mass Murderer, Got His Racist Start in Orange County's White Power Music Scene*Duran Duran Speaks: John Taylor Says TwitterHelped Bring Their Fanbase Back to the '80s*House of Campaign--Five Rap Songs Looking For Your VoteAs the story of&nbs ... More >>
Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.DEAR EXENE,I'm a second-year college student at a local ... More >>
I'm all for reminding Orange County of its nasty racist past, present, and future--hell, I do a weekly series exposing all the OC pioneers who were Klan members. What I'm not for is distorting the historical facts, especially when said distortions are used to further a nebulous lawsuit, like what th ... More >>
UPDATE APR. 18 8:45 P.M.: Host and TV producer Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at the age 82. He was best known for his role in turning the American Bandstand television program from a local to national phenomenon during its continuous thirty-year run on ABC from 1957-1987. Nicknamed ... More >>
Yesterday, we published the first part of an interview with Matt Delmont, author of The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950's Philadelphia, where, contrary to Dick Clark's claims, he reveals how the iconic television show discriminated ... More >>
Dick Clark's American Bandstand television program is iconic, but was it really an early promoter of racial integration? The question is one extensively delved into by Scripps College American Studies Professor Matt Delmont in his new book The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Rol ... More >>
Kinky love is in the air!On a planet bombarded with daily stories of horrific violence and cruelty, there is one true Valentine Day's tale that proves once bitter, seemingly eternal enemies can reconcile and fall into passionate, puppy love.Think: Hezbollah soldier hooking up with an Orthodox rab ... More >>
The Orange County-based white supremacist American Third Position Party finds itself in the headlines again as Anonymous defaced its website yesterday, with the flag of the Soviet Union serving as backdrop with superimposed images of the seal of the amorphous hackers and a rainbow-maned pony! The ... More >>
Itzcoatl Ocampo, the 23-year-old Yorba Linda man arrested for allegedly being the serial killer who targeted homeless men in Orange County over the past month, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court to face charges, but he's already the poster boy for three groups of peopl ... More >>
Ninety years ago, the KKK tried to take over Orange County—only to encounter the district attorney
In an extraordinary mea culpa written today by Orange County Register editor Ken Brusic, the paper announced that it's forcing anyone who wants to leave a comment on one of its stories to log in via Facebook.The reason? Their readers are racist losers, and they can't do anything to stop them from ... More >>
Long Beach Playhouse
[Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana eatery will scare away OC Register readers—more birria for us!
MacDonald: Too much of a weenie to do his own dirty workI don't check Red County regularly anymore, ever since they began switching web layouts every three months or so and de-emphasized county coverage for loser areas of the country. And I definitely don't follow former state senator Chuck DeVor ... More >>
Repeat after me: Racist emails are actually pro-black.UPDATE, APRIL 22, 2:05 P.M.: The executive committee of the OC Republican Party voted today 10-2 to send the Marilyn Davenport matter to the ethics committee, says the FlashReport.com's Jon Fleischman, a prominent local Republican who sup ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 27, 5:06 P.M.: As news traveled of Monday's MLK-themed chicken-and-waffles dinner held at Pippin Commons, one of UC Irvine's three major dining halls, university officials scrambled to soften the blow. "Both the students who reported the incident and found it to be offensive and the ... More >>
Update, Jan. 18, 4:07 p.m.: There was a mistake in the original post about an anti-Catholic hate message sprayed on an Anaheim church wall and racist hate graffiti sprayed on a wall outside a county office in Santa Ana. We wrote that the incidents--both discovered on Jan. 11--were apparently un ... More >>
Headline: Volunteers Bring Holiday Cheer for Children in Santa Ana Comment by TRAPPORT: Not being racist but there are white famililes in Santa Ana, were none at this event?Comment by TOMPERANTEAU: As long as it is only the Hispanics that mention color, it is okay. The moment a white person menti ... More >>
A 20-year-old white guy has a Thursday court date for an alleged hate crime after he supposedly blasted loud music with racist, anti-black lyrics at an African American woman in a convenience store and, after again bumping into her at a nearby apartment complex, where she was now accompanied by a ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Happy Independence Day to America's favorite country!
ElcottThe Orange County Jewish Federation & Family Services reacted to the news that the Muslim Student Union suspension has been upheld at UC Irvine with a mix of applause and back slapping, claiming it "has been at the forefront of a community-wide effort to make UCI a hate-free zone for al ... More >>
Headline: ACLU Request FBI Documents Related to 'Ethnic Mapping'Comment by GETRIDOFEINGPC: the aclu when first founded had good intentions but now they are far from what they used to be. Personally they should be disbanded as they are no better than the NAACP, Nation of Islam, Black Panthers ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, whose coverage area includes Orange County, and the ACLUs of Northern California, San Diego and Imperial Counties and 26 other affiliates, issued an Arizona travel alert today.Arizona's response?"Meh."
[¡Ask a Mexican!] We've got both kinds: feminine hygiene products and Latino Minutemen!
Headline: O.C. More Negative on ImmigrationComment by budjeter: The illegals have raped our communities, turned our cities into Southern Tijuana. It's time to go home now! I will pitch in for the ride home.Comment by fcprop: Our country shot itself in the foot year's ago by letting the illegal i ... More >>
Headline: Woman Says She Was Kidnapped from Golden West College, RapedComment by triggerhappy: We don't know why she waited a month but its [sic] trivial for anyone to question why she waited if you've never been violated like that yourself. And one other thing, I bet if this guy was latino or b ... More >>
Johnson: Maybe the "TP" in his party's name stands for "Think Ponzi"?We spent quite a bit of digital ink last week on Long Beach State psychology professor Kevin MacDonald and his involvement in the white-power American Third Position Party, and not enough on the party's head: Los Angeles lawyer ... More >>
Headline: Transient Charged with Hate Crime in Attack on TeenagerComment by thomas09: Lucky the alleged victim wasn't hispanic. Then we would've had to endure the obligatory column by yvette cabrera*, declaring how racist Orange County is against her raza. *Not one column I've read by Cabrera ha ... More >>
Newsweek's got some unwelcome news out today for new parents: Their babies are racist.And it's probably the parents' fault.
Jaimee Lynn Fletcher has a fascinating piece in today's Orange County Register about a pro-white (as in Caucasian) political group forming in Garden Grove. Supporters of the Golden State Party notified the Secretary of State in May they would try to qualify as a political party for 2010, electi ... More >>
Orange County has its fair share of haters, racists and hater/racist skinheads thanks to the Hitler lovers of Anaheim, the Mexican bashers of Costa Mesa, the assorted white supremacists of Black Star Canyon, the Republican Central Committee of Orange County and haters and ... More >>
I just found out that Bill Cosby is making a hip hop CD. Which proves just one thing: Now anybody - and I mean anybody - can put out an album. If it's a good album is another matter. What is it with famous folk crossing out of their celebrity niches and into the music realm? This has been going on s ... More >>
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