Former San Diego mayor blames Obama for Mpls South High School melee [AUDIO]

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Obama's powers include ordering indefinite detention, killing American citizens with drone strikes, and instigating brawls at Minneapolis South High School, apparently.
Last week's scary food fight-turned-brawl at Minneapolis South High School reportedly stemmed from racial tensions between the school's Somali and and African-American students.

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And who's to blame for those racial tensions? Well, if former San Diego mayor turned conservative radio shock jock Roger Hedgecock is to be believed, it's all President Obama's fault.

As reported by the Daily Kos, "Two weeks after gaining national notoriety for charging that 'hatred of white people has now become an epidemic' and 'racial tensions...are at an all-time high in my lifetime' because of President Obama, Hedgecock returned to the theme on his Feb. 15 talk show on station KFMB in San Diego."

Here's some of what Hedgecock, who was forced out as San Diego mayor in 1985 amid a campaign finance-related perjury scandal, said about the South melee, followed by the raw audio:
Race relations have gone way downhill, way downhill, since Barack Obama became president...

Turns out this just wasn't any food fight. What it really was about was a riot between Muslim students and the black students. About 8 percent of the students are Somalis, about 20 percent are Africans, African Americans... Whites weren't even involved. They weren't even invited to this riot...

You can't go through a day of news without seeing something, that again, 15 or 20 years ago, you would not have seen...

With his background with the [Bill] Ayers people, with the Rules for Radicals...It's been drilled into him that dividing people is a source of power...


Well, we don't know about you guys, but we're convinced. Clearly, South students would've been sitting around singing Kumbaya or something if Mitt Romney were president.

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tasha281996
tasha281996

As a white student at South, I find this man absolutely disgusting. These things happen. I was there, and saw it. First, it was between two girls, not a boy and a girl. Second, please explain how this was Obama's fault. He has never been to South, and his job is not to prevent high school fights, it is to run the country. Also, in the past, no matter what others say, I know from some of my Somali and African American friends that in general, there has not been much tension in the past, and it was most likely a rumor that began the fight.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Anna...well, maybe they hold the majority opinion. Maybe that's how most people feel. Not saying I agree with them, but thinking that people not liking Somalis is some small faction of ignorant people is in itself ignorant. I know people who aren't racist to any other group but can't stand Somalis. I know black, Hispanic, Asian, Hmong and other minorities who can't stand them. Not liking Somalis isn't some example of white people not being able to adapt to them, plenty of non whites don't like them either.

Anna Lieder
Anna Lieder

you didn't have to go to Cali to find an ignorant reaction to this, just read the 700+ comments on KARE11's post last night and you'll see 600 comments about Somali's needing 'to go back where they came from' smh what happened to solving this as a community instead of brushing it under the rug

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

"You can't go through a day of news without seeing something, that again, 15 or 20 years ago, you would not have seen..."

What a maroon.  What's been going on at South, culminating in this fight, started a long time ago.  My kids saw it at Bancroft Elementary when they started there in 2004.  It continued through Sanford Middle School, and now at South.  It's also been going on at Roosevelt. 

Did Hedgecock miss "West Side Story?"  There it was Puerto Ricans and Poles.  The story of New York City is full of the battles between Irish, Jewish and Italian gangs, going back to the Civil War.

What happens is that the newest arrivals, the most impoverished and disadvantaged group, shows up and starts to get their feet under them and make some progress.  This draws the wrath of the next-most impoverished group, often the second-most recent arrivals.  It happens over and over again, throughout our history.  Now we have the Somali and Ethiopian kids, who are at war with each other back in Africa and have plenty of issues between them, starting at ground level; and the African-American kids, with whom the recent immigrants have absolutely nothing in common, but are more established and culturally at home despite the well-document problems within their community.  The areas for conflict are many and touchy.

At least Hedgecock realized that the fighting was between a small group of East African kids (actually, the Somalis and Ethiopians were fighting amongst themselves too), and African-American kids.  It wasn't 200-300 kids fighting; it was that many kids in the lunch area and a dozen or two kids actually fighting.

This has been brewing in the Minneapolis Schools since before Obama was known outside of Illinois.  The same dynamic has been going on since before Minnesota was a state.

Mark Whalen
Mark Whalen

Obama is a school principal now? LOL

Corey Topel
Corey Topel

Did he run into the cafeteria and yell FOOD FIGHT! ???

Abe Bo Berin
Abe Bo Berin

You know, for complaining about the "Nanny State" so much, some people seem to blame the government for not being enough of a nanny.

Melissa Peterson
Melissa Peterson

I bet if he blamed Bush, you wouldn't report on it. Or at least insinuate scandalous behavior.

Topher Spah
Topher Spah

At first glance I thought that was Bill Nye with a toupee.

Onan
Onan

@Kent Erickson So the Somali people are the new Irish? Good to know.

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