a campaign to remove offensive rhetoric from the Pax Centurion newsletter
So the city is buzzing about the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association publication “The Pax Centurion” and its Editor, Jim Carnell, who for years has spewed vile rhetoric in its pages.
I’m glad that Occupy Boston, advertisers and some media are now concerned. However, I find it ironic and indicative of white privilege that there’s a hullabaloo now that some white people from Occupy Boston are offended. In years past, Carnell and also Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association President Thomas “Tom” Nee have espoused views offensive to African-Americans, Africans, Latinos, Muslims, Homosexuals, Women, Immigrants… you get the picture. MAMLEO (Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officials) expressed their outrage when a newly elected President Obama was depicted within the pages of the Pax Centurion as Obama Dawg, obviously a throwback to the racist caricatures of Jim Crow and Slavery and an echo of the racist right wing conservative party line in chorus with “birthers” and tea partiers.
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