Angels Fans Dress as "Mexicans" with Approval of Part-Time Mexican Owner Arte Moreno

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Let's see them pull this shit in SanTana...

Since your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim can't be expected to set any legitimate baseball records anymore (save for the extraordinary Mike Trout), the organization is reduced to passing out free hats and achieving glory that way. Yesterday, about 25,000 fans wore sombreros on Cinco de Mayo, thereby shattering the Guinness Book of World Records entry for the largest gathering of people wearing the Mexican hat. The Halos put that in their trophy case alongside previous achievements such as biggest gathering of people wearing Santa hats, cowboy hats, wigs, and worst free-agent signing.

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Your Anaheim Angels Have No African-American Players on Roster for First Time...Ever?

1978 Topps Baseball Card
At least Baylor is still a coach...

For a county that has been notoriously nasty to African-Americans, the one place they have always received a welcome was playing for your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim. From the earliest days of Leon "Daddy Wags" Wagner through Alex Johnson through the glory days of Don Baylor, Reggie Jackson, and Rod Carew through Garrett Anderson, Torii Hunter, and Howie Kendricks, the Halos have almost always counted at least one black player as one of its stars.

Until this year. For the first time perhaps ever, there are no African-Americans on the Angels' roster.

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CAIR Applauds OC High School's Pledge to Correct its Islamic Inaccuracies

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The Qur'an
An Orange County high school agreed to change its lesson plans on Islam after pressure from parents and a Muslim civil rights group. The Anaheim-based local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) applauded the swift decision made yesterday by the school and the publisher of the texts.

"Such bias in the curriculum exposes Muslim students to contempt and ridicule among their peers and subjects them to unnecessary marginalization," says CAIR-LA Senior Civil Rights Attorney Fatima Dadabhoy.

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Chapman U Statues Defaced with Caution Tape, Accusations of "Homophobia," "Racism," "White Savior Complex"

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Our mockup of Rand bust from way back 'cause we haven't taken a picture of it

When I was an undergrad at Chapman University during the late 1990s, about the only radical actions on campus we had was protesting against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaking at the dedication of the law library. Activism was limited to just the Black Student Union and MEChA clubs--and those faded away mostly as Chapman embarked on yet another mega-fundraising effort by President Jim Doti to wash away any liberalism and replace it with post-racial prosperity gospel goodness.

I'd still argue that activism at Chapman is nil, with a couple of true believer still lurking around. Or maybe I have to visit more often? What else can explain the awesome political art that was someone defacing a bunch of those creepy busts of neocon icons that lurk around the campus with caution tape and signs warning everyone about their racism, homophobia and other conservative goodness?

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Rancho Santiago Community College District Keeps Controversial Saudi Arabia Contract

Saudi-style justice
In July 2014, when the Rancho Santiago Community College District Board of Trustees named the Santiago Canyon College Library after civil rights pioneer Lorenzo Ramirez (one of the five fathers who were plaintiffs in the landmark Mendez, et al v. Westminster school desegregation case in the late 1940s), then board president Jose Solorio called Ramirez "a hero to our community and to all people who believe that everyone deserves equal rights ..."

Do you know who doesn't believe that everyone deserves equal rights? Those who have been in power positions in Saudi Arabia for centuries. That did not stop the RSCCD board this week from continuing its controversial $105 million consulting contract with two technical schools in the Middle Eastern country, however.

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Huntington Beach Attorney Matt McLaughlin Files Ballot Measure Requiring Gays To Be Shot

Fly this flag at your own risk.

How do you stop the encroaching gay menace threatening the well-being of [one particular interpretation of the Christian] God's country? Well, if you're attorney Matt McLaughlin, you crawl out of the Mailbox Express box you practice out of in Huntington Beach and you spend $200 of your own money to file a ballot measure called the "Sodomite Suppression Act". This charmingly titled proposal re-criminalizes homosexuality and makes it a capital crime.

The text also specifies that the death penalty must be carried out by "bullets to the head or any other convenient method." Good call there: Wal-Mart has been sold out of rifle bullets the last few times we went to stock up for Gay Marksman Days.

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Forever 21 at MainPlace Mall Rides the Rice Paddy Hat-Wearing Mannequin Trend

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Remember how Bloomingdale's used rice paddy hats on mannequins recently? Well, Forever 21 at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana is down with the trend. According to a visual merchandiser at the location, this was not an aesthetic choice made by the workers there but, instead, a corporate decision. They were just following orders. Hmm...

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Esperanza High Students Chant "Jackie Chan," "Shrimp Fried Rice" at Foothill High Player

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Stay classy, Esperanza!

Last month, Foothill High School in North Tustin SanTana made national news after students were caught flashing a #chunti sign during a boy's basketball game against crosstown rival Tustin High School. Now it's Foothill that's at the receiving end of a racist, stupid student section thanks to Esperanza High School. Seems that during the Knights' 61-57 comeback victory Jan. 30 over the Aztecs at their Anaheim Hills home, students subjected senior point guard Reed Nakakihara to chants of "Jackie Chan" and "shrimp fried rice"--you know, because all Asians are alike to Esperanza's precious children.

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The Principle Filmmakers Tell Media to Stop Focusing on Them and Start Focusing on Movie

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Theologian Robert Sungenis appears in The Principle to challenge conventional scientific views.
UPDATE, JAN. 29, 12:48 P.M.: The executive producer and writer-producer of The Principle, which is rolling for at least a couple more weeks at the AMC Orange 30, issued statements today blasting media outlets that focused their coverage of the documentary less on the subject of questioning the validity of the Copernican Principle than on accusations of anti-Semitism and Holocaust revisionism directed at the EP, Robert Sungenis.

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Ruthie "Mama Bear" Marshall Cuts Plea Deal to Join White Supremacist Hubby Behind Bars

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Ruthie Christine "Mama Bear" Marshall
Ruthie Christine Marshall (a.k.a. "Mama Bear"), the first defendant tried as part of the multi-agency "Operation Stormfront" that targeted about 50 white supremacist gang members behind bars and on the streets, pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping and assaulting a man she blamed for her car being impounded.

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