Butch Badon
Fri Jan 06, 13:50

For me, racism is rather easy to spot and this (story) shouts its racism and sensationalism rather loud.

Yes, many Tombstonites of the late 1800s wanted the Chinese to leave the city. They wanted the Chinese to leave for no other reason than they were Chinese. In fact there were movements in many areas of the United States to expel the Chinese.

If the Epitaph had no interest in sensationalism, it would have simply printed NO STORY at all. I failed to communicate well in this instance because the story was not about BEHAN. The story was about the ANTI-CHINESE LEAGUE in Tombstone. In my opinion a story like that is about racism and is sensational.

Some can say I am assigning racism to an era where racism was accepted as the norm. That would be right. We assign racism to America of the 1600s through the 1860s as being racist. We do that because it WAS racism, even if the vast majority of our residents condoned racism.


  • Just curious, how is the Epitaph quilty of...DL Staley, Fri Jan 06 7:36
    sensationalism and racism when they are reporting what John Behan said? HE gave a long testimony of his meeting with the Chinese concluded by saying that "John Chinaman would leave when he got good... more
    • DL — Butch Badon, Fri Jan 06 13:50
      • DLgobs, Mon Jan 09 7:32
        Sanity at last
      • Thanks for your reply...DL Staley, Sun Jan 08 7:39
        Seems nothing has changed with the "news" media.
        • Well,Butch Badon, Sun Jan 08 16:56
          some aspects of it anyway. But there are a few solid journalists out there doing some excellent work. Butch
      • racism is racism no matter where or when...erik hewitt, Sat Jan 07 20:34
        If you wanna preach from your pirogue down on the bayou, understand the language you use to do it. Define "race"
        • erick/ and it will never...Joyce A. Aros, Mon Jan 30 6:51
          ... go away until everyone stops feeding it as a daily diet. The news media, especially!
        • define raceButch Badon, Sun Jan 08 18:07
          Race: An athletic event in which a number of human beings travel a specific distance using their legs to get from point A to point B in as little time as possible. The one who travels the fastest and... more
          • Define raceSharon Cunningham, Tue Jan 31 7:12
            RIGHT ON, BUTCH!!!
            • Re: Define raceB.J., Wed Feb 01 1:41
              If Butch had his way in college, he would be able to solve the quadratic equation using his 8th grade arithmetic skills. 🤔
            • Re: Define raceB.J., Wed Feb 01 0:27
              Tunnel vision is not a vice of the educated.
        • I don'tButch Badon, Sun Jan 08 18:03
          live along da Bayou any longer.