Is it coincidence or by design that Arizona continues to be the epicenter for some of the most flagarant, anti-Latino characters in the country? Joining former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo, the border vigilantes called the Minute Men and other wily characters from the cactus state’s wall of shame is now Arizona Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash. To learn about the latest installment of insult to Hispanics read this post from the Examiner.com.
Grijalva, Latino leaders: “brown people” comments “divisive and irresponsible”
As reported in the Examiner and Huffington Post, Arizona Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash called a Tucson radio talk show last week and said if Democrats want to learn about crime in Tucson they should “ask the brown people.”
Now U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Arizona Democratic Hispanic Caucus and the Pima County Democratic Party are calling on Ash to apologize or resign for those remarks, saying they promote “racial stereotypes.”
In comments made on a conservative talk radio program, Ash suggested Pima County Democratic Chair Jeff Rogers knew little about crime because he lived “in a midtown neighborhood,” unlike the “brown people” who live in Tucson’s Hispanic neighborhoods (records kept by the Tucson police show no statistical evidence to support Ash’s suggestion that crime is higher in Hispanic neighborhoods). If you want to read more about this click here.