Senator Allen, Racism, and Republican Politics (and MoveOn) | Wis.Community
Site banner
Community News from the Chippewa Valley

Senator Allen, Racism, and Republican Politics (and MoveOn)

I&;m sure you&;ve all by now read about the flap with Senator Allen and his "Macaca" comment.

MoveOn is sponsoring a campaign to have the Republicans remove support from Allen and to denounce racism as a campaign tactic.


Subject: Sen. Allen has to go


On Friday Republican Senator George Allen sunk to a new low. At a campaign stop the Virginia senator singled out the only non-white member of the audience--S.R. Sidarth, a young Indian-American volunteering for his opponent--and called him "macaque" (a racial slur meaning &;monkey&;). He went on to say, "welcome to America." As it happens, Mr. Sidarth was born and raised in Virginia.

Can you join me in asking the Republican National Committee to take a stand against these tactics and withdraw support for Sen. Allen? (You can also watch video of the incident through the link below).



August 17, 2006 - 3:59pm