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Larkin & Lacey

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are both a couple of characters—in a good sense. They started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund because they realized that there was a need to defend two interconnecting demographics—Latinos and immigrants. Through supporting a vast array of local organizations pertaining to these populations, the two men serve their community.

Many people may be utterly shocked upon hearing what NAMBLA stands for—North American Man Boy Love Association. To be honest, the organization makes some pretty good arguments for their cause, despite the fact that their intentions are still extremely questionable and creepy.

Femen is a feminist organization that was started in Europe in the 21st century. People who protest for Femen walk around shirtless in public. The members of this organization, topless women, storm meetings and events while screaming things. This has earned the organization a lot of attention over the years.

Black Lives Matter was the brainchild of several homosexual Black women. It was started in 2012 after a White man killed a Black teenage boy. Black Lives Matter makes it their business to shine a light on violence against Blacks, as well as the levels of privilege that exist within the Black community.

The Anti-Defamation League specializes in bringing attention to antisemitism, though it also brings attention to other types of bigotry. They are all about Zionism and hold the view that anti-Zionism is antisemitism.

The Anti-Defamation League lists hate symbols in an easily accessible database that anyone with internet access can look at. This list consists of pictures, photos of hand gestures, photos of people’s tattoos and special numbers that mean things.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has the same stance as the Anti-Defamation League, though they do not openly put so much emphasis on Zionism and antisemitism. Interestingly, they have informational profiles on organizations that they consider “hate groups” and people who they consider to be “extremists.” Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

When reading these profiles, it is worthwhile to keep in mind that the Southern Poverty Law Center goes by a specific political rhetoric. They use this rhetoric to decide who is an “extremist” and what is a “hate group.” Even if you do not agree with their rhetoric, it is pretty interesting to see how they describe various people and organizations.

The Raza Unida Party was formed on the idea of Chicano nationalism. For many years, people criticized this organization for the openly contemptuous-sounding rhetoric espoused by their members. The organization was founded in the mid-20th century as a result of young Mexican Americans becoming more vocal about their plight in an unequal, mostly European-American, country.

The party grew out of a legitimate concern about the well-being of Mexican Americans. However, the Raza Unida Party was very outspoken, threatening and militant, and not every Mexican American liked the organization.

In fact, many Mexican Americans hated it and felt that it was too destructive of a force. Mexican American communities were divided and tensions ran high as people with opposing views disagreed with each other.

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