Hate Speech, Vandalism, and Death Threats Have No Place in Immigration Debate or the Election

Originally posted at wecanstopthehate.org

NCLR launched http://www.WeCanStoptheHate.org to address the surge of hate and violence infecting the immigration debate, but this is not the only place where hate is showing up these days. Extremists are now bringing hate into the voter debate and the portrayal of people of color. Most recently, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) was bombarded with malicious emails, voicemails, and death threats, and transgressors vandalized their Boston and Seattle offices.

The Emails:

Email #1:

"_____ is going to have her life ended."

Email #2:

"You blue gums are not going to steal the election. All of you porch monkeys need to go back to Africa."

The Voicemails:

Voicemail #1:

"Hi, I was just calling to let you all know that Barack Obama needs to get hung. He's a fucking nigger, and he's a piece of shit. You guys are fraudulent, and you need to go to hell. "

Voicemail #2:

"You liberal idiots. Dumb shits. Welfare bums. You guys just fucking come to our country, consume every natural resource there is, and make a lot of babies. That's all you guys do. And then suck up the welfare and expect everyone else to pay for your hospital bills for your kids. I just say let your kids die. That's the best move. Just let your children die. Forget about paying for hospital bills for them. I'm not gonna do it. You guys are lowlifes. And I hope you all die."

Such are the rancorous, bigoted messages and death threats left for ACORN staff during the past few days. These types of emails and voice mails do not have a place in the voter debate or the immigration debate. We must work against this hate.

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