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Mexican Migrant Seeks Retribution Against U.S. For Shooting

Is this alice in wonderland? Natalie has got it 180°backwards, is she new to internet blog comment sections? evidently offensive and dangerous bias and trolling is ok, but snark or joke posts are not, unbelievable!

July 18, 2012 at 5:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

Dr.Batnitzki was right,also, this is a coordinated nationwide effort against these women and the Y and others .I urge people to take 5min.to google "segregated swim time"or similar and see the groups behind this.Will KPBS report on this?

July 17, 2012 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

FAIR, CIS and NumbersUSA are all part of a network of restrictionist organizations conceived and created by John Tanton, the “puppeteer” of the nativist movement and a man with deep racist roots. As the first article in this report shows, Tanton has for decades been at the heart of the white nationalist scene. He has met with leading white supremacists, promoted anti-Semitic ideas, and associated closely with the leaders of a eugenicist foundation once described by a leading newspa- per as a “neo-Nazi organization.”http://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/legacy/pdf/static/splc_nativistlobby_022009.pdf

July 15, 2012 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

Thank you Missionaccomplished, There was no personal attack,as I did not specify/single-out.That someone assumed I was talking about them might prove my case.That a nice, human interest story was hijacked by some ,that post anonymously, to promote immigrant bashing based on race,gender,religion is nothing new,what is surprising is that KPBS has let it stand,Why this is important;
The increase in violence against Hispanics correlates closely with the increasingly heated debate over Comprehensive Immigration Reform and an escalation in the level of anti-immigrant vitriol on radio, television, and the Internet. While reasonable people can and will disagree about the parameters of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, in some instances, the commentary about immigration reform has not been reasonable; it has been inflammatory. Warned an April 2009 assessment from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), "in some cases, anti-Immigration or strident pro-enforcement fervor has been directed against specific groups and has the potential to turn violent."

This toxic environment, in which hateful rhetoric targets immigrants while the number of hate crimes against Hispanics and others perceived to be immigrants steadily increases, has caused a heightened sense of fear in communities around the country.http://www.civilrights.org/publications/hatecrimes/escalating-violence.html

July 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

One can only conclude there are some that are jealous that others have something to do or getting something they don't have

July 13, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

CD Personal attacks?the hypocritical deflection and smearing continues,your words-"I never opposed the culturally based Latino Film Festival, but black yes.","Just be fair and equal by allowing all groups to segregate."," I see no issue with a private business or organization excluding anyone they don't want to serve. ","My point is that "separate but equal" is now happily encouraged so long as the group isn't white or male. And that needs to change!"," It is now the left that is discriminatory, prejudiced, and bigoted."

July 13, 2012 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

CD, I have defended my own points, your "debate"has no meaning as it is based upon falsehoods, you are smearing and mischaracterizing the Y and story, seemingly to get attention,many of your previous statments might be found on a neo-nazi type site and would generally be considered racist/bigoted and are not cute or funny

July 12, 2012 at 5:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Swim Class At City Heights YMCA Becomes Gender, Immigrant Issue

More of the Fake FoxNews style manufactured controversy by what seems promulgated by white-separatists?or religious bigots?and nativists that constantly spam KPBS website,(see above), and others that either don't read before typing or might benefit from a remedial reading comprehension class.I'm sure many can attest to the fact that for maybe 50-60 yrs ,in many public/private pools across America and many other parts of the world there have been women's,children's and many other types of segregated swim times
Again, freedom of speech is important, but the constant nativist spamming should be moderated and those that violate banned.

July 11, 2012 at 6:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

Oh My God! Imagine if this article had been about Muslims on bikes! The outrage!
Absolutely many of these comments should be taken down. This does nothing but to foster hate and division. There are a Billion Muslims on the planet, we'd better figure out how to get along, It's pretty funny when a rightie complains about KPBS being publicly financed and should be fair to all sides, while also complaining about it and trying to take it down.The duplicity on the right is stunning.

July 5, 2012 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

The trolling continues,half the posts on here should be taken down for violation of tos alone, 2 Ids are by the same man and , would bet are connected to the fanatic br eit bart slim e rs who, let me remind tried to take down KPBS

July 4, 2012 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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