When Is A Bigot Not A Bigot?


When Is A Bigot Not A Bigot?
(or Not My Democrat!)

James Landrith

by James A. Landrith, Jr.
April/May 2001

On April 10, 2001, former California State Senator and Ambassador to Micronesia Diane Watson won the Democratic Party special primary to represent California's 32nd Congressional district. The seat was formerly held by the late Julian Dixon, who passed away in December 2000. A special general election will be held in June, which will most likely result in Watson going to Congress.

Many of you will remember Ms. Watson from the past. For those who don't, I've included her remarks from a 1995 story from the Los Angeles Times regarding Ward Connerly and interracial marriage:

    "He's married to a white woman," Watson said. "He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn't want to be black."

Hmmm. Let me see if I can follow Ms. Watson's logic on this. According to her, because Connerly is married to a "white" woman, that means he wants to be "white?" That's what she said, right? Interesting. I am married to a "black" woman, I suppose that means that I want to be "black." Senator Phil Gramm is married to a woman of Korean ancestry, I suppose then that means that he wants to be Korean. Actor Robert DeNiro has been married to more than one "black" woman in his life, so he must really want to change his skin color. Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page is married to a "biracial" woman, so I guess that means he wants to be "biracial" too. Isn't this type of mindset a tad ridiculous? Sure, but so is the deafening silence from the Left when "interracial" marriage and "multiracial" identities are attacked by Democrats.

Of course, as we all know, Ms. Watson was promptly criticized by fellow Democrats and then apologized. Right? Think again. The Democratic Anti-Multiracial Machine never uttered a word. Watson has never apologized for her personal attack on Connerly and for slighting "interracial" marriage and was rewarded by President Clinton with an Ambassadorship. Wow!

I remember when Senator Trent Lott's (R-MS) racist ties became public in December 1998, thanks in large part to a couple of hardworking Washington Post reporters. Democrats AND Republicans appropriately criticized Lott for his ties to the Council of Conservative Citizens. Some Libertarians chimed in their critcism as well, including me. Next, in August 1999, Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) was asked by the editorial board of the Standard-Examiner about the prospect of George W. Bush becoming the Republican nominee for president. Senator Bennett indicated Bush would win the primary "unless some black woman comes forward with an illegitimate child that he fathered within the last 18 months." Radley Balko, writing for American Partisan had this to say about Senator Bennett and other bigoted conservatives:

    Such "misstatements," as they're called, aren't innocent. This isn't Freudian psycho-babble. These aren't ethnic jokes among friends, or silly stereotypes spilled out in relaxed moments (ala Fuzzy Zoeller). These were statements knowingly made by elected officials while on the record. They are evidence of incipient bigotry.



When Senator and Former Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV) recently referred to "white niggers" in an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Republicans and the NAACP chastised him appropriately. No word from the Democrats though. The Nation and Mother Jones? Nothing. What gives?

I'll tell you what gives, if you are a Democrat it's okay to espouse bigoted views, if you aren't a Democrat, "better toe that line boy." Let's not even start talking about the dozens of Democrats who have cozied up to the Nation of Islam, which opposes interracial marriage so much that it has called for it to be made illegal. I take issue with bigots like Senators Robert Bennett, Robert Byrd, Trent Lott AND Ambassador Diane Watson. I take issue with any legislator who validates the Nation of Islam's anti-"interracial" separatist agenda (see: point 10) by meeting with them. None of them have any business legislating. Unfortunately, Democrats will only take issue with Lott and Bennett. Robert Byrd and Diane Watson are their kind of bigot – fellow Democrats. So, Ambassador Watson has a free pass to disparage "interracial" marriage to her heart's content. She will likely soon have the power of a seat in Congress to make those hideous beliefs seem valid and acceptable. But that's okay you know, she's a Democrat.

If you're against miscegenation, you can contact Ms. Watson's campaign below:

    Diane E. Watson

    Watson for Congress
    3710 S. MLK Jr. Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90008
    Phone: 323-295-5555
    Fax: 323-670-4735






On the other hand, if you have a problem with bigotry and hatred, regardless of whether the bigot is an elephant or a jackass, you can contact Ms. Watson's opponent below:

    Noel Irwin Hentschel

    Noel to Congress
    6053 West Century Blvd, Suite 725
    Los Angeles, California 90045
    Phone: 310-590-4199
    Fax: 310-590-4198






James Landrith is the notorious editor and publisher of The Multiracial Activist and The Abolitionist Examiner, two cyber-rags dedicated to freedom from oppressive racial categorization. Landrith can be reached by email at: editor@multiracial.comThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or at his personal website/blog.


Relevant Links

  • INTERRACIAL VOICE – Louis Farrakhan: A Mixed-Race Jew? – by Charles Michael Byrd
  • INTERRACIAL VOICE – Race, Religion and Free Speech – by James Landrith
  • The Multiracial Activist – Councils, Caucuses and Consequences – by James Landrith
  • The Multiracial Activist – Knowing When To Shut Your Mouth – by James Landrith
  • CommonConservative.com – Equality For All, But Them – by Ray Patrick
  • CommonConservative.com – The Blame Game – by Ray Patrick
  • Front Page Magazine – Renounce the Racists, Senator Lott – by Jeff Jacoby
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  • One comment

    1. From: Gina
      Date: Sun 8/17/2003 4:26 PM
      Subject: I really liked your article on Diane Watson

      Please disregard my screen name. I chose it 7 years ago at age 20 and I’ve been stuck with it ever since.

      I know all too well the negativity associated with being the other half of an interracial relationship.

      Do you have a national publication somewhere? If so, let me know where I can get it.


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