Supes condemn Savage hate speech
A resolution condemning hate language used by radio personality
was passed unanimously today by San Francisco lawmakers.
Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval sponsored the resolution.
By Caitlin Cassady
October 2, 2007
All 11 members of the San Francisco board of supervisors voted
today for a resolution condemning radio personality Michael Savage
for using defamatory language against the immigrant community.
The resolution, introduced
by Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval, not only condemned the language
used by Savage, but reiterated San Francisco's commitment to being
a tolerant, respectful city. Savage made defamatory remarks about
college students who were involved in a weeklong fast in San Francisco's
Civic Center Plaza from July 2 to July 9 to urge Congress to pass
an immigration reform bill.
Savage said in a radio program on July 5 that the demonstrators
should "fast until they starve to death,'' according to the
His words outraged the latino community and set off protests
in San Francisco.
The resolution states that the board deems Savage's comments
as "symbolic of hatred and racism,'' both of which are not
tolerated or endorsed by the city and county.
Luke Thomas contributed to this report.
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