Fired African-American Hotel Worker at Irvine Embassy Suites Claims Racial Discrimination

Clergy members and activists protest Irvine Embassy Suites
Activists and clergy members from numerous organizations gathered outside Irvine Embassy Suites earlier this month to support former employee Aaron Westly who claims management fired him after he complained to no avail about a coworker calling him an "animal" and "nigger." The story of racial harassment went unreported save for the Tri-County Bulletin, an African-American newspaper serving the Inland Empire, Long Beach and Orange County.

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Kobe Bryant More Rush Limbaugh Than MLK?

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Rushed shot?
An ESPN columnist asserts that Kobe Bryant's charmed life--having a father who was an NBA player, growing up in Italy, going to a public high school in the Philadelphia suburbs, entering the "pampered" NBA himself and, yes, residing now in Orange County--makes him come off more like Rush Limbaugh than Martin Luther King Jr. when discussing race.

In "Kobe Bryant's Colorblindness," Jason Whitlock reacts to a recent story in The New Yorker where the Black Mamba was asked about the Miami Heat's hoodie photo in support of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy who was killed in Florida by overzealous neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

The Lakers' superstar, who lives with his wife and daughters in a gated Newport Coast community, answered with "a mouthful," according to Whitlock.

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Who's Orly Taitz Chumming With Now? Pastor with "Jesus Would Stone Homos" Church Sign

Orly Taitz is so proud of being on The Manning Report, the online series of chief pastor at ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York City James David Manning, that the Rancho Santa Margarita lawyer/dentist/real-estate saleslady/Birfer Queen/mad matryoshka model posted the video above on

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Jenn M. Jackson Shares Racism She Experienced at Orange County Theme Park

"You ever see an elephant fly?"
An African-American woman has penned a heartfelt essay on the racism she experienced at an Orange County theme park.

Yeah, I can only think of two theme parks also.

She mentioned she had loved the company brand since childhood.

Yeah, I can only think of one brand like that also.

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Rancho Santa Margarita Firefighter Fundraiser Shirt Under Fire for Mexi-Mocking Santa Ana

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The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is in hot water after a Rancho Santa Margarita station T-shirt made to raise funds has only raised ire instead. The design features a fire truck, a chicken perched atop it, cholo firefighters, a 50-cent tamale stand and a pit bull with Old English lettering that reads "Rancho Santa Ana: There Goes the Neighborhood."

In the controversy first reported by KABC-TV Channel 7 news, OCFA Chief Keith Richter issued a no-pology saying, "The shirts were not intended to be derogatory toward any ethnic group, city or community."

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UCI Professor: Mexicans Most Successful Immigrant Group in the United States

In news that will undoubtedly be accepted by all American and lead to widespread acceptance of Mexicans in the U.S. and everything that they do, a UC Irvine sociology professor recently wrote an essay proclaiming her findings: Mexicans are the most successful immigrant group in the United States.

That's the claim made by Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology at UCI, in an essay she published on Zócalo Public Square and reprinted online at

"There is no question that, when we measure success as progress from generation to generation, Mexican-Americans come out ahead," she writes, presenting research she and a UCLA professor worked on published for a project called "Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles," a multidisciplinary effort worked on by a chingo of UCI scholars.

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Mississippi Flag Has OC Bar Association Burning

The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) swears it's not just whistling "Dixie" when it comes a call for removal of the Mississippi state flag from the Plaza of the Flags outside the county courthouse in Santa Ana.

The Newport Beach-based OCBA says a flag that "incorporates the Confederate Battle Flag in its design" has no place on the government property.

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Orly Taitz "Evidence" of Obama's "Black Racist Regime" Pulled from White Supremacist Site

Orly Taitz, the Rancho Santa Margarita-based Queen of the Birfers, has lately taken to calling out the "black racist regime" of Barack Obama and Eric Holder, with her "demand" for "impeachment hearings" for the country's attorney general based on "evidence" from a white supremacist website. Taitz's latest online rant came before Fourth District Court of Appeal justices in Santa Ana on Thursday rejected her appeal of state election results on the fantasy that Obama was not born in the United States.

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Disneyland Settles White-Rabbit-is-Racist Lawsuit in July, Tweets Out Photo of Mickey w/Black Family Today--Coincidence?

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From the Lalo Alcaraz collection
Really has nothing to do with the story, but we'll never tire of it!
We all know that everything Disneyland does is planned to the teeth--that's what makes it such a fascinating, maddening place. And it's because of that we couldn't help but wonder what motivated the Mouse to tweet out a photo today of Mickey sitting on a bench with an African-American family. Don't accuse us of being race-obsessed; more like having a photographic memory of all the hilarity that happens in OC year after year.

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Orly Taitz Tries to Stop Cremation of Hawaiian Official Who Verified Obama's Birth Certificate

As close readers know, South County attorney/dentist/real estate saleslady Orly Taitz has proven to be pretty flippin' nuts when it comes to her quixotic legal quest to remove Barack Obama as president on grounds he was not born in the United States.

But she has now managed to top (lower?) herself, suing a funeral home to stop the cremation of a Hawaiian state official who released Obama's birth certificate and died in a recent plane crash.

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