1. The tragic events in the Milwaukee suburb were also treated differently by political élites, many fewer of whom issued statements on the matter. While both Presidential candidates at least made public comments, neither visited, nor did they suspend campaigning in the state even for one day, as they did in Colorado. In fact, both candidates were in the vicinity this weekend and failed to appear. Obama hugged his children a little tighter after Aurora, but his remarks after Oak Creek referred to Sikhs as members of the “broader American family,” like some distant relatives. Romney unsurprisingly gaffed, referring on Tuesday to “the people who lost their lives at that sheik temple.” Because the shooting happened in Paul Ryan’s district, the Romney campaign delayed announcement of its Vice-Presidential choice until after Ryan could attend the funerals for the victims, but he did not speak at the service and has said surprisingly little about the incident.

    Full Story: The New Yorker: Why Oak Creek Isn’t Being Treated As A Tragedy For All Americans

    (via Wolven)

    Meanwhile, white power activity in Oregon:

    Pair indicted for racial purity murders in Oregon, Washington and California

    "Swastikas, threats, lynch-depictions and racist epithets" spray painted on Portland Sons of Haiti Masonic Lodge

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