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Minutemen Protest Second Graders Reciting Pledge In Spanish

By Hatewatch Staff on April 8, 2008 - 3:23 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A Minuteman Civil Defense Corps member launched an Internet protest campaign against his son’s second grade teacher’s practice of having her students recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish and American Sign Language every morning after first reciting it in English.

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Minuteman Offshoot Deploys Border Cameras

By Hatewatch Staff on April 8, 2008 - 3:22 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The founder of TechnoPatriots, a Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
splinter faction, claims that remote monitoring of the group’s long
range and thermal cameras on the border has resulted in 116 arrests since last
November.
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Immigration Report Being Released Today Linked to White Supremacists

By Mark Potok on April 8, 2008 - 9:15 am, Posted in Anti-Immigrant, Media Extremism

Last Friday, a highly conservative publication called Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) published an editorial on its website called “The Real Cost of Immigration” that previewed a report to be released today at the National Press Club — an analysis, as IBD noted, by one Edwin S. Rubenstein that is being published by The Social Contract journal. What IBD didn’t bother to tell its readers was the troubling truth about Rubenstein’s politics and those of his Michigan publisher.

According to IBD, Rubenstein’s report, “The Fiscal Impact of Immigration: An Analysis of the Costs to 15 Federal Departments and Agencies,” concludes that every immigrant to the United States costs taxpayers more than $9,000. That’s vastly more than other analyses have concluded, and no mention whatsoever is made of what most economists agree on —that immigrants, legal and otherwise, help grow the economy in ways that actually increase jobs for native Americans. But that’s no surprise, given where Rubenstein and his publisher are coming from.

The truth is that Rubenstein is a man who has written for years for a racist anti-immigration website called VDARE — short for Virginia Dare, said to be the first white child born in the New World. He also writes for the white supremacist National Policy Institute. Last spring, the institute released a report, prepared with Rubenstein’s help, that paints “a statistical and narrative portrait of the war on white America,” in the website’s words. Nicholas Stix’s introduction to the article describes the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling outlawing school segregation as “arguably the worse decision in the Court’s 216 year history.” He claims later civil rights legislation was unconstitutional. “[I]ntegration and the civil rights movement led directly to the destruction of great cities,” he concludes.

Rubenstein’s publisher has its own sordid story. Although you’d never know it from the IBD editorial, The Social Contract Press (which publishes The Social Contract, the journal where the new report appears) is well known for its racist publications. The press was started by nativist ideologue John Tanton and is run by his editor, Wayne Lutton, who has been on the board of advisors of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a hate group that describes blacks as “a retrograde species of humanity.” In 1994, Tanton republished an infamous racist novel, The Camp of the Saints, along with his wholehearted endorsement and a special afterword from its author saying “the proliferation of other races dooms our race, my race, to extinction.” The novel describes the “swarthy hordes” of Indian immigrants who take over France, send white women to “a whorehouse for Hindus,” and engage in a grotesque orgy of men, women and children. The immigrants are described as “monsters,” “grotesque little beggars from the streets of Calcutta,” and worse. Unconcerned, Tanton said he was “honored” to republish what he described as an important and “prescient” text. ( continue to full post… )

Racism of Raided FLDS Cult Ignored

By David Holthouse on April 7, 2008 - 4:05 pm, Posted in Hate Groups

ir117_warrenjeffs_200×260.jpgThree days after the raid of a polygamist compound in Eldorado, Texas, the media is still atwitter about the arrest and search warrants served at the YFZ (Yearning For Zion) ranch, which was occupied by 400 followers of Warren Jeffs (right), the incarcerated “prophet” of the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints.

But so far none of the dozens of stories and broadcast segments about Texas authorities taking 219 children and women from the YFZ compound into protective custody have even mentioned the fact that along with advocating child brides and plural marriage, FLDS doctrine is venomous with anti-black racism.

As described in a major feature on the FLDS published in the Spring 2005 issue of the Intelligence Report, Jeffs preaches to his estimated 10,000 followers that all blacks are the descendants of Cain, “cursed with a black skin,” and selected by God to be the “servants of servants.” It was on the basis of that unvarnished racism, preached as official FLDS doctrine, that the Southern Poverty Law Center began listing FLDS as a hate group in 2005. ( continue to full post… )

Under Pressure, Neo-Nazi Landlord Puts Properties on Market

By Brentin Mock on April 3, 2008 - 7:28 pm, Posted in Neo-Nazi

Bill White real estateBill White has a duplex to sell you. Make that 17 duplexes. The neo-Nazi landlord has put the bulk of his Roanoke, Va., real estate holdings on the market, Hatewatch has learned. Asking price: a cool $2 million.

Although White has complained recently about subprime financing woes, it’s unclear exactly what’s motivating this sudden move, and whether it’s related to the American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP) chairman’s rapidly developing legal troubles, as reported today in the Virginian-Pilot.

White is facing possible fines and jail time as a sanction for posting threatening comments along with the home address and telephone number of Kevin Mottley, an attorney with the Richmond, Va., law firm Troutman Sanders (or, as White describes him, “the attorney representing the niggers in Virginia Beach.”)

On April 2, White was forced to appear before U.S. Magistrate F. Bradford Stillman to explain why he was publishing thinly veiled threats against Mottley, along with the attorney’s personal information. The magistrate did not say when he would announce any sanctions against White. ( continue to full post… )

White Supremacists Threaten Kent State Columnist

By David Holthouse on April 3, 2008 - 9:39 am, Posted in Black Separatist, White Supremacist

It’s a rare piece of writing that engenders the wrath of black militants and white supremacists, but that’s just what a March 13 column by Kent State photojournalism major Beth Rankin did after it was published under the headline, “I Am Not A White Bitch.”

The column criticized the Kent State student organization Black United Students, or BUS, for promoting a black supremacist agenda and demonstrating hostility toward whites. Rank described being called a “white bitch” at two recent BUS events she was assigned to cover for the Daily Kent Stater.

“I am not a white bitch. I am a straight, white girl who will always do everything in her power to support the plight of all minorities,” Rankin wrote. “I don’t use the color of your skin against you, so please do not use mine against me.”

BUS members responded to the column by posting fliers across the Kent State campus depicting a figure dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe next to Rankin’s name.

But white supremacists were hardly claiming her as one of their own. “Fuck this bitch. She needs to be kept stable for breeding purposes only,” wrote Vanguard News Network senior member “Iouotiviacoc.”

“I want to hand this bitch the heads of her loved ones. I want to drink her tears before I shed her blood.” ( continue to full post… )

Minutemen Call For Mexico Travel Boycott

By Hatewatch Staff on April 1, 2008 - 3:39 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

An apparent call for “reconquest” by a Mexican consular employee in San Diego has prompted at least one Utah anti-illegal immigration group to join in a boycott of travel to Mexico.
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Nativist Groups Expanding In Florida

By Hatewatch Staff on April 1, 2008 - 3:37 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…Citizens of Dade United is among a growing cohort of anti-illegal immigration groups in Florida trying different tactics to drive out undocumented immigrants…
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‘Battle of Bell Road’ Draws United For A Sovereign America Members

By Hatewatch Staff on April 1, 2008 - 3:34 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Events have been moving so rapidly since last night that I haven’t had time to report on the eruption of Latino/Hispanic outrage at Bell and Cave Creek Roads where Sheriff Joe has stationed his mobile command center for the weekend. From a shopping center parking lot on the north-west corner of the crossroads, MCSO cars were dispatched as part of the Sheriff’s dragnet targeting Hispanics in the hunt for illegal immigrants. There was only one problem for Joe last night. There were so many protesters surrounding the deputies that for a while, the MCSO was unable to get its cars out of the lot.
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Hit And Run Investigated As Hate Crime

By Hatewatch Staff on April 1, 2008 - 3:30 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A day laborer who was the victim of a hit and run that police are investigating as a possible hate crime was released from a hospital Monday.
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