Steve King, Paula Deen and 6 Other Notorious Racists!

We have to admit, it broke our hearts to hear that Paula Deen made racist remarks. She was one of the many reasons we tuned in to the Food Network (who doesn't want to watch things cooked in butter, only to be covered with more butter?). Unfortunately, her poor choice of words has led her to be fired from the network.

But Paula is not the only racist who has made her feelings about minorities known to the public. We've rounded up 6 of the most notorious racists who have attacked Latinos in their tirades throughout the recent years:

1. Racists: Steve King

Steve King

The Iowa Congressman recently attacked DREAMers.

King said during an interview that "for every valedictorian DREAMer who has been brought to this country by his or her family, there’s another 100 out there who, they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”


2. Racists: Jan Brewer

Jan Brewer

The Arizona state Governor was the one behind Arizona’s SB 1070 law and a ton of other crazy things set forth against Latinos in the state. SB 1070 basically legalized racial profiling and made many Latino citizens in Arizona feel as though they didn’t belong.

But it was her statement during an interview with Fox News in April 2010 that the Governor began to show just how racist she is against Latinos. "You know Arizona has been under terrorist attacks, if you will, with all of this illegal immigration that has been taking place on our very porous border,” she said. “The whole issue comes back, that we do not and will not tolerate illegal immigration bringing with it very much so the implications of crime and terrorism into our state."


3. Racists: Tim James

Tim James

An Alabama businessman who lost the Republican Party nomination for Governor of Alabama twice, James created a campaign called “Common Sense” against non-English speaking Alabama residents. “This is Alabama; we speak English," he said in the ad. "If you want to live here, learn it." This was part of his push to have English only driver’s license exams in the state.


4. Racists: Duncan Hunter Jr.

Duncan Hunter Jr.

Congressman Hunter of San Diego thought that Gov. Brewer’s Arizona SB 1070 law was actually a good idea. He thought it was a fantastic starting point for immigration reform. During a rally in Ramona, CA, Hunter declared that "it takes more than walking across the border to be an American citizen. It's what's in our souls."

He even went on to say that he would support deporting natural born American citizens who are the children of illegal immigrants. In case he didn’t know, this would be a violation of the 14th Amendment.


5. Racists: Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond

The British TV host referred to a Mexican brand of cars as “lazy, feckless and flatulent" and said it could be compared to Mexico’s national characteristics. The ignorant comments kept on coming. Hammond’s co-host said the show would not get any complaints from the Mexican embassy for their comments because "the ambassador is going to be sitting there with a remote control, snoring."


6. Racists: Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

Limbaugh is known for his racist tirades. But it was his attack on Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 2009 that really got Latinos’ attention.  The conservative radio host and political commentator lashed out against the Justice for being part of a private organization for female professionals.

"I think I'm going to send Sotomayor and her club a bunch of vacuum cleaners to help them clean up after their meetings," he said. FYI Limbaugh, contrary to your belief, not all Latinas are maids. And there’s nothing wrong with being one anyway!


7. Racists: Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter

One of the most recent racial attacks against Latinos comes from conservative political and social commentator Coulter. The 51-year-old wrote a column called “When Did We Vote to Become Mexico?” Her column stated that the U.S. would be better off without immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. She also made it a point to say that those working on getting an immigration reform bill passed are just “working feverishly to turn the country into Mexico."