Where Is the Outrage?

racist orange county republicans

Racist Photo of President Obama as a Chimp

Ok I get racism. It is the learning of people to hate somebody so they can feel good about themselves and the fact that they are losers and will always be losers.

An old white Republicant woman from Orange County — Marilyn Davenport — sends out a picture of our president as a baby chimp with the adage, “Now we know why he has no birth certificate.”

She claims that she didn’t mean it to be hateful or racist or to demean the president as a black man — it was only as a joke. This is the same white women who when black men were hanged and or set afire and or castrated said it wasn’t done because they were colored.

This woman is a fine example of white womanhood. She is exactly what the State of California needs to hold up as an example of why we have to admit that we haven’t come that far from the Civil War days of the Ku Klux Klan.

So far, the usual suspects the NAACP and other African American organizations have openly condemned the Republicant for this women being an official of their party. My question of the day: Why is the rest of the colored community so quiet?

Marilyn Davenport

Marilyn Davenport

Where is the JACL , where is the Democratic Party, where is LULAC, the GI Forum etc. etc. etc.?

There are 7,554,663 registered Democrats in this state, compared to 5, 299,538 Republicants. I expect the GOPers to not say anything. I expect Ruben and the rest of the HI Spanic Republicants to be quiet so as to not draw attention to their hypocrisy. But why is it that all the organizations with minority civil rights at the core of their ideals are so quiet. Why is it that this woman’s house is not being picketed day and night until she resigns? Why is it that the OC Republicant HQ is not being picketed day and night until she resigns along with all the rest of the county central committee members who do not openly condemn her and her racism.

Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of the Speaker Boehners of the world who refuse to stand up for our president and the OC Republicant who call him a monkey.

This is the situation: America, boycott all things OC California until this women and her colleagues quit the Republican Party. All of you HI Spanic Republicant, quit the party until the party of racism and hate-mongering makes a clear statement that they condemn this type of racism.

Steve YbarraLet’s get with it, California; we don’t need this garbage in our yard.

Tell the Republicants that the 1.775, 389 registered Spanish-surnamed Democratic voters condemn this petty, cowardly attack on our President.

Tell the loser Republicants to take a hike.

Steve Ybarra

Steven J. Ybarra JD is a retired civil rights attorney who operates a consultant company in California. He is a member of the California Democratic State Party and is Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus Voting Rights Committee and a longtime political activist. Contact Steven at: sjybarra@aol.com, This article is copyright by Steven J. Ybarra JD, originally published in www.Hispanicvista.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media if this entire credit paragraph is attached.

Published by the LA Progressive on April 22, 2011
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  1. passerby says:

    Many mages were circulated by the Left, of GEORGE W. BUSH as a Chimpanzee. In case you’ve forgotten, a quick google search for Bush Chimpanzee should refresh your memory.

    She didn’t think it was racist to depict Obama-as-chimp because so many liberals had no problem with depicting Bush-as-chimp.

    If it’s okay to do it to a white president, she undoubtedly reasoned, then it’s okay to do it to a black president.

  2. Richard Packard says:

    In 1938 Adolph Hitler was collaborating with men like Lothrop Stoddard an American Eugenicist and author of the book “The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy” with his (Hitler’s) obssession with racial-purity and the forcible sterilization of “mixed-race” children (Black Germans). In that same year and period African Americans were under the weight of “Jim Crow” laws and relegated to “separate but equal” schools. Sometime in 1938 Ms. Marilyn Davenport was born and reared during that “unjust” and “oppressive” period of the African American experience, she was educated in a segregated classroom, didn’t have “sleep-overs” with black girls her age, didn’t have to eat in the same restaurant with other black children. She probably even rode on a bus where the black children and their parents were told to “sit in the back”, and she probably even heard African Americans referred to as “animals” maybe even a monkey! I don’t want to be disrespectful to my elders (even the racist ones), but I don’t know if Ms. Davenport is suffering from dementia, senility or take everyone else to be fools! To come from a social environment that advocated “separate but equal, Jim Crow, white racial-superiority, black-inferiority and blacks referenced as “animals”, then come back with a statement “I did not know” that propagating a picture of president Obama as a monkey “was racist” is an insult to our intelligence. If Ms. Davenport “did not know” this sad, hurtful and demeaning history of American history while “living” in it and though it, what could she possibly know about “leading” her community and political party into the 21st century? I believe it is time for Ms. Davenport to at least take the “high-road” out of public service by resigning, it could give her Orange County constituency an example of dignity and doing the right thing.

  3. I can’t believe that his type of insult to the leader of our country,( and he is our leader without the help of the Supreme Court and the bullies hired to stop the Florida count). should be swept away without the media blitz given to GOP events. Let’s write or call our Senators and Reps. to stand up and condemn those responsible, publicly.

  4. Steve, I believe you are too nice to the GOP members, including the HI Spanic Republicants, who do not speak out. It is more likely that they approve of what this woman said and take comfort in her saying it so that they do not have to say it. Her stupidity is hateful and when the others don’t speak out they give it tacit approval. At best we could hope that she has alzheimers and doesn’t realize what she is saying, like Ronald Reagan during his years as our President when he began the movement that has come close to destroying constitutional government, but still those she speaks for — the GOP —- has the responsibility to rebuke her, toss her butt out of the party, and repudiate the message that she created.

    Do I think they will do this? No because Republicans who at one time were lead by Abe Lincoln in the war against slavery and racism have distanced themselves from his strong social thought and attitude of responsibility and sunk into racism around “welfare queen moms” and other scarecrows composed of racist generalizations to win elections. They nuance their attack words and scream out when they are caught that “they didn’t mean to hurt people because of [take your pick]: race, religon, ethnic origin, gender, … .

    I would like to give some sort of pass to “minority” members of the GOP but I won’t and can’t. If you walk that walk with those who talk that talk and never speak out against their hateful message then you are as guilty as the talker.

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