The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an organization that mainly focuses on the Hispanic community. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey also focus on the plight of immigrants, which heavily ties into the plight of the Hispanic community.

Much of the Hispanic community consists of immigrants—especially in area of the Untied States that borders Mexico. The Fund supports local humanitarian organizations in Arizona that give aide to immigrants in need and the Hispanic community.

Stormfront.org

Stormfront.org is a website that claims to advocate for the rights of European Americans. It provides a public safe space for European Americans to express their opinions and struggles concerning the subject of race. This website has a reputation of being a “hate site,” though in reality there are a wide range of opinions expressed on this site and its members have different views and affiliations. Some people have no political affiliations, at all, but are just interested in matters that affect them as white people in the contemporary United States of America.

Members publicly communicate with each other via forums about current events and personal situations. The whole point of this website is to point out racially motivated injustices that have been committed against white people that are not being reported in the mainstream news.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is organization that was formed to remind everyone that Black lives have value. It was founded in 2012, following the murder of a teenager by the name of Trayvon Martin by a white/white-passing man named George Zimmerman.

In court, Zimmerman was acquitted of murder. This outraged people who believed that Zimmerman had wrongfully profiled Trayvon as thug due to Trayvon’s appearance as a “threatening” black male with a hood over his head.

Ever since 2012, Black Lives Matter has held protests to decry the violence that police have been repeatedly subjecting Blacks to—especially Black males.

However, Black Lives Matter does not just take on oppression from the hands of whites—it also takes on oppression of blacks within the black community. Throughout black history in America, there have always marginalized people within the black community. However, for much of black America’s history, everyone was involved in a general fight for the Black community to gain rights in American society. In this general fight, women and LGBTQ folks took a back seat as cis-gender black males took the spotlight. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Twitter

Now, Blacks have progressed enough in society where they can focus on more than just general rights. They are turning their attention toward fine tuning the amount of opportunity and quality of life for all in their communities.

BLM uses the internet to communicate with members and the public about current events concerning issues that affect Black people. They make people aware of the Black perspective, and Black needs.

Black Lives Matter expresses concern for very legitimate issues, such as discrimination on various levels of society and in various situations. However, the leaders and members of the movement espouse rhetorics that are arguable, and that not everyone in the world agrees with.

Some of these rhetorics are seen as highly opinionated and one-sided. In this respect, BLM can actually be compared to stormfront.org.

The only difference between the two is that it is politically correct and socially acceptable to express the views concerning the well-being of blacks, no matter how negative sounding, but not the well-being of whites.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/

 

What role did Arpaio play in the Founding of The Frontera Fund by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

The Frontera Fund and Front Page Confidential are a charitable fundraiser and a newspaper. They were both founded after a near 4 million dollar lawsuit stemming from Joe Arpaio’s illegal actions.

 

About Joe Arpaio

 

Joe Arpaio was first elected as Sheriff of Maricopa County in the early 90s and has been running a very unorthodox and immoral police department since. He orchestrated the creation of Tent City, a self proclaimed concentration camp. Reports were rampant about the inhumane treatment prisoners of Tent City were subjugated to. Joe Arpaio cost the state of Maricopa County 70 million dollars and found himself in criminal contempt of court due to the illegal arrest of a Mexican citizen. Arpaio’s spee of terror would have never came to an end if he wasn’t recently voted out of office.

 

Who are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin?

 

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were just performing their duties as journalists when Joe Arpaio had his deputies illegally detain them. As the co-owners of the Phoenix New Times, they were informing the Arizona population about Arpaio’s activities. Arpaio didn’t take to kindly to their actions, so he decided to violate their first amendment rights.

 

If it wasn’t for Arpaio’s actions Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would not have had the money to create The Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund supports a group that was victimized by Arpaio for years: Hispanics. The Hispanics were a target of Arpaio for ears; The Frontera Fund now targets Hispanics with their altruism.

 

Front Page Confidential was also created with the settlement money. It is Lacey and Larkin’s new newspaper. It covers everything from politics to civil rights to migrant rights.

 

Alice