Monday, April 10, 2006


This week's Street Talk is about race. In part, it describes attitudes held by white people in Springfield and many other places. You can listen to an audio podcast at the Street Talk web site. But this show in particular really needs to be VIEWED for the full impact. It will air on Mediacom Cable channel 14 Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at 10:30 p.m., Friday at 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 p.m., and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

One might think attitudes had changed after 100 years. One might be wrong. Immigration is the current buzzword for racists. Consider:

A right-wing talk radio host in Arizona advocates murdering illegal immigrants.

Ditto-heads pass along lies about illegal immigrants, and try to play the military card. Problem is, illegal immigrants are dying in Iraq while chickenhawk ditto-heads sit comfortably at home spewing hate.

We likely still have lynchings. Perhaps not as open or as vivid as 100 years ago.

Watch Street Talk. Be shocked. Be ashamed. Be resolved to stop the hate.