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AZ Republicans take a giant step backwards on immigration and race

Once upon a time, not long ago, in a land called Arizona, there was a group of Republican politicians who wanted to shed the state’s post-SB1070 nativist image.

Committee to study murders of Native women and girls to begin its work soon

Gov. Doug Ducey, lawmakers and advocates gathered on the third floor of the historic state Capitol building Tuesday morning for a ceremonial signing of a bill that creates a study committee to examine the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.

Mohave County planning commissioner won’t be removed over racist Facebook posts

A Republican on Mohave County’s Planning and Zoning Commission will continue to serve on the government board, despite calls for her removal after posting racist comments on Facebook last month.

Why South Phoenix businesses want Prop. 105 to pass and stop the light rail

Business owners in South Phoenix are urging city voters who visit their neighborhood to support Proposition 105, which they view as a last resort to stop a light rail extension project from transforming their community.

‘Tell him not to come here’

The grotesque irony of the shooting in El Paso is that Trump has been claiming since the launch of his presidential campaign that the only way to keep America safe from the people he often characterizes as murderous and marauding immigrant hordes is to build a “great, great wall.”

In wake of El Paso shooting, Fann missed her chance to condemn Allen’s toxic ‘great replacement’ beliefs

Make no mistake: The beliefs that animate Sylvia Allen's proclamation that the United States of America is on the verge of destruction are virtually indistinguishable from those that animate racist mass killers.

Gosar backs anti-Muslim activist Loomer in congressional bid

Congressman Paul Gosar has endorsed the congressional campaign of Laura Loomer, an anti-Muslim activist and far-right provocateur .

GOP appetite to decry its racists evaporates in the face of political consequences

What a difference a year – and a competitive seat – makes when it comes to the willingness of Arizona Republicans to put up with racism in their ranks.

Sen. Allen’s fear-mongering about immigrants, feminism, a symptom of politicized white Christianity

Sylvia Allen’s rhetoric brilliantly mingles the nationalistic, religious, and racial identities of her target audience to cast the “other” as an existential threat.

Puerto Rican Lives Matter

In Phoenix, about 200 people rallied at the Capitol last week, including Manolo Lago, a local actor, who said, “Puerto Rico has been taking advantage of its citizens for too long. The leaked messages from Rosselló and his cronies have just set that in stone.”
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