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Census Data Puts to Rest Racists’ Dreams of a ‘Whites Only’ Homeland in Northwest

By Bill Morlin on May 13, 2011 - 5:10 pm, Posted in Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist

The Aryan Nations and its late leader Richard Butler once sought to create a “whites only” homeland in the Inland Northwest. The group eventually was crushed by a Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit. Its compound was obliterated. And its membership was splintered.

Now, an analysis of Census data demonstrates that its dream, too, is dead.

Speaking today to the Kootenai County Democratic Club in Idaho, civil rights activist Tony Stewart offered the proof.

“I stand here 38 years after Richard Butler and the Aryan Nations arrived in northern Idaho to present to you the overwhelming evidence that diversity and a multiculture society are prevailing over the advocates of a whites-only region,’’ Stewart said.

Stewart, a retired professor with a background in statistics, said his analysis of census data shows that minority populations are growing much more rapidly that the white population in the state of Idaho, and in four North Idaho counties and adjoining Spokane County in Washington.

Turning that region into a “whites only” homeland was one of the main goals of Butler when he moved from California to Hayden Lake, Idaho, in the late 1970s and opened the doors of his Christian Identity church, commonly known as the Aryan Nations.

Not long thereafter, Stewart and others founded the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, which has received national awards and recognition for its model work in combating hate groups.

Stewart cited the Southern Poverty Law Center’s successful civil rights lawsuit against the Aryan Nations as a key factor in changing the public’s perception of the region. The suit was brought on behalf of a woman and her son who were chased down and assaulted by gun-toting neo-Nazis from Butler’s 20-acre compound. A jury in 2000 returned a $6.3 million judgment, forcing Butler and the Aryan Nations to file for bankruptcy. His compound of buildings was crushed by bulldozers and burned, and the site is now a “peace park” where cattle and deer graze.

After that legal victory against the Aryans, Stewart said, there was a rapid increase in the non-white population in North Idaho.

Stewart said he believes the minority population “could feel safer after the dismantling” of the neo-Nazi compound, described by many as the world headquarters for the modern-day white supremacy movement.

“The worldwide attention given to the trial and news of the former compound and world headquarters of the Aryan Nations being turned into a peace park may be a contributing factor in the rapid increase of the number of non-white/multi-racial families and individuals moving to the Inland Northwest,’’ Stewart said.

Stewart analyzed census data for the counties of Kootenai, Latah, Bonner and Nez Perce in North Idaho and for Spokane County, across the state line in Washington.

In those counties, the white population grew by 11.7% between 2000 and 2010, compared to 44.2% for the non-white/multi-race population.

The same population trends seen in those five counties apply to the state Idaho, as well. Between 2000 and 2010, the state’s white population grew by 15.5% statewide, compared to 73% for Hispanics, 81.5% for African Americans, 59.2% for Asian Americans, and 46.7% for two or more races.

“The data confirms we are becoming a region that will experience and celebrate diversity,’’ Stewart said, adding that the region “will enjoy a future that embraces many cultures.”

“The good news is the supremacists have failed in their attempt to create an all-Aryan homeland in our beautiful Inland Northwest,’’ he said.

Stewart said he wasn’t suggesting that the region’s racial problems are solved or eradicated. “As we celebrate this progress, let us not turn our eyes away from the injustices that still exist in our communities, the United States and around the world. Each day we observe examples of prejudice and bigotry resulting in many forms of harassment, intimidation and even violent acts.”

  • Hummingbird

    See people seems to forget the real topic of this post
    Is about the racism in the Norhwest area there is a case of a Latino guy that it will be kill by a group of intolerant people (for lack of better words ) just because the guy is illegal but reside in the suburbs area of seattle .it is so ashamed That this mentality of killing somebody for he’s legal situation is also ridiculous .
    You guys have to look in to this case this guy will be kill on a legal manner meaning an accident .or another way that can not be prove a foul play .

  • Ned

    I think you’re all messed up, you’re all wrong, but you think you’re right, when no one has the answer.

  • http://earleydaysyet.Tumblr.com EarleyDaysYet

    It’s funny, this whole debate. I don’t really “get” people who are proud of being White – it’s not really a choice you made.

    On my dad’s side, we are Irish & English. On my mum’s side, we are English, German, Greek, Spanish & Jamaican. I look white but tan strongly enough to look “coloured”. We all have slanted eyes with no fold, but enough to suggest some degree of Asian heritage as well. We are blond with blue or green eyes, but my mum’s sister has springy, curly dark hair.

    I have a friend who’s Lithuanian by ancestry and participates in Lithuanian dancing and other cultural events, which is great – I don’t have an identity based on ethnicity, but am intrigued by those who do.

    So technically I believe I am characterised as “white”, but I self-identify as Australian. That’s my cultural heritage, and it has nothing to do with my skin colour.

  • Gonzo

    “White = Wholly descended from the indigenous people of Europe.” Ashley

    I love this defintiion…Ashley, how come “White Nationalists” don’t embrace me even though I fit this definition completely….Or is it thanks to my Great-grandfather moving to Puerto Rico from Spain prior to the Spanish-American war that I am considered “not-White” despite the red in my beard and my blue eyes?

  • Todd

    So the fear that the white race will be eliminated is true?
    Statistically speaking?

    No wonder their so riled up.

    It’s not the red scare anymore.

    It’s the white scare.

  • Paul

    To Ashley and the other racist nitwits posting here: Yes, I do like to associate with “my own kind.”
    I am a human being. Apparently you think you are not.

  • Jack Wolford

    Any connection between the Christian Identity and the Baptist Identity groups ?

  • Thinker

    Ashley,
    You clearly have no idea what Marxism or communism actually is. Why don’t you try actually reading Marx instead of getting your information filtered through right or left wing news. This is not an attempt to advocate Marx either, so don’t get confused.
    Read a book!

  • A walkaway

    I haven’t had a laugh like this in a few days, and it’s amazing to see the racist bigots come out in force like this.

    I am American Indian, although I admit to having some white ancestors and even black ancestors (but I can’t prove that yet*). They talk about homeland, but the land they stand on while prattling that BS is OUR homeland and has been for at least 14,000 years. We’re still here. In nearly every area of this country, you will encounter people like myself… not only those who were able to maintain their tribal structure through all of the attempts to destroy it (and convert us to “nice white people”- but never equal), but also those whose families were able to hide out among the dominant culture and survive (my ancestors).

    The thing that makes me laugh the most is that this hatred for the Other is not endemic to most cultures… it is the result of ideology, although it also sometimes occurs because of invasion and attempts to subjugate people (which is based on ideology). The root seems to be this idea that one group is more deserving and “better” than any other… and that perfectly describes the dominant culture in this country. They complain about the dislike minorities have for them… but they don’t recognize that their culture brought it about and they can’t see their own racism (which causes a backlash reaction). I would suggest “Two Nations” by Hacker and “RacistAmerica” by Feagin as beginning reading on racism. “Failing Grades” by H. Roy Kaplan is another one that offers a solution to racism and bigotry (and violence) in the schools, and there is also a good video that illustrates the blindness the dominant culture has to its own racism, although I don’t remember the title right now.

    *- We (Native Americans/American Indians) have to be able to PROVE our heritage before we can claim it in many instances. I’m lucky in that I can prove at least one bloodline, but many of us cannot. Even with the proven bloodline, there are instances where I cannot legally claim to be Indian – because I don’t belong to a federally recognized tribe (racist politics again).

  • skinnyminny

    Jeronimus,
    Who are you calling ‘colored?’ Didn’t you know that if you get a bruise, same as a ‘colored’ person, you would have more colored bruises? Meaning, both of you get a black eye, you would have more colors than the ‘colored’ person! Hehehe!

  • Aron Levy

    Ashley,

    I am descended entirely from Lithuanian Jewish stock. Lithuania is very much in Europe. Ergo, would you consider me ‘white?’

    Something tells me that is not the case…

    Aron Levy

  • A.D.M.

    “If you think that destroying people’s communities, denying them the right to ethnic/racial solidarity, denying them the right to live with their own kind… basically promoting foreign invasion of a people who do NOT want to be invaded and destroyed…. if you think that is a mark of morality and righteousness.” Ashley

    Isn’t that what Europeans did to people in Asia, Africa, and the Americas with the colonizing and the invading and the killing? Never read a book? Like Ruslan said, there have been multicultural areas on the planet for many years. Look at the areas in Asia. They’ve been around for thousands of years and they’re still alive.

    “And you guys have absolutely no idea what White Nationalism is. No idea at all. Yet I have visited your Marxist/Communist forums a lot and I know damn well that you guys are evil psychos.” Ashley

    Actually, people who believe in the myth of superiority are the evil psychos, especially if they call for the death of people like certain so-called “Christians” calling for the death of all Muslims or certain so-called “Muslims” calling for the death of Jews and Christians.

    “I think part of the issue is that whites are basically not allowed to celebrate their heritage anymore.” Louis Stouch

    This is one of the dumbest comments I’ve ever seen. I’m from NYC, a city some in your circles would call a “mongrel city.” Ever heard of St. Patrick’s Day? It’s an Irish holiday celebrated every year in the US. In NYC, we have a parade celebrating that holiday every March 17th. Ever heard of Columbus Day? That’s a time for Italian-Americans to celebrate their heritage. They even have their neighborhood called Little Italy in Manhattan, right next to Chinatown. There are also parades for white people of Greek descent (Greek Independence parade), German descent (I forget the name), even French descent (Bastille Day). Unlike “white,” those are actual ethnicities. Come to NYC sometime and see it for yourself.

    “My question is, who died and put the mulit-culturalists in charge? Where is it written that multi-culti is “better” than white culti?” Louis Stouch

    My previous comment is an example of multiculturalism. Or are you too sheltered to know different European groups have their own cultures?

    “White = Wholly descended from the indigenous people of Europe.” Ashley

    White is just a color, just like black is just a color. White is not synonomous with European, just like black is not synonomous with African.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    By all means Ashley, point out the information, and how it is “anti-white”.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Oops, nearly forgot. Forget Finns and DNA tests. Explain why IRISH people were once not thought of as “white” and in fact barely human.

  • Ashley

    So much misinformation these anti-Whites hold.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “Occupation of a certain part of territory still doesn’t change things. A tiny portion of Turkey may lie in what is technically part of European continent, but that still doesn’t make Turks white.” They are still Asiatic, Turanid people. ”

    Actually there are many Turks, in fact entire Turk populations in Central and even East Asia, which clearly have a “European” phenotype and have had such going way back into history. Chinese sources describe the Kygyz as having red hair and green eyes. Tatars, the descendants of Bulgars and Kypchaks within Europe typically appear indistinguishable from Slavic Russians, including many with blonde hair and blue eyes. Meanwhile many Russians and Ukrainians can appear more “Asiatic” than Tatars or Chuvashes(also Turks).

    “Even if their paternal Turco-Mongoloid male ancestors from Central Asia raped enough white Christian female slaves, ”

    Ah yes, the centuries old Turkish menace idiocy. I hate to break your heart, but Europeans and Indo-Europeans have been living in peace with Turkic populations for centuries, not only in Central Asia either. Russians repeatedly allied sometimes with Pechenegs, other times with Kypchaks, and it was an alliance with the Tatars which allowed Moscow to rise to prominence. The Hungarians invited a horde of Kypchaks into their territory(I guess one non-European steppe people owes it to another huh?), and the Poles and Lithuanians did the same with Tatars. Cooperation and integration with Turks existed so closely in Central Asia that the Bolsheviks had a hell of a time trying to figure out who was a Turk and who was a Tajik(a term which used to denote any non Turk in Cental Asia).

    To suggest that rape is responsible for that kind of mixing is just idiotic. It’s like saying Bulgarians became Slavs because Slavic people raped so many of their women.

    “and forcibly Islamized and Turkified the native Greek”

    This did not actually happen. Christian nobles were allowed to keep their ranks and as they felt abandoned and over-taxed by the Byzantine emperor many joined the nascent Ottoman empire. I have referenced this before and given two sources, the best being The Turks in World History.

    ” Anatolian population to a point for some of modern inhabitants of Turkey attaining certain European-like facial features and complexion.”

    The truth is that under the Ottoman Empire, groups were always divided by religion, not by any kind of ethnicity. The Tanizmat reforms were aimed at creating some kind of Ottoman patriotism amongst the whole population, and actually met with limited success. But the real explanation here lies with Ataturk, and the philosophy of the Republic from that point on, which denotes that anyone born in Turkey and who wishes to do so may identify his or herself as a Turk.

    This is actually the root of the conflict with the Kurds. Under the Ottoman empire, everything was more or less fine between these Muslim populations. But then via the Republic there was pressure for Kurds to call themselves Turks. Hence all the bloody violence surrounding seemingly meaningless things like their language or even letters like Q or W.

    “Oh, and what exactly do YOU mean by “African”? A Maghrebi North African, or black sub-Saharan African? And what IF Watson has a single, tiny drop of black blood? That doesn’t make that man any more “black” than Muhammad Ali having some distant white ancestry making him white. Hell, even despite having a white Irish great-grandfather, Ali once spoke about his blackness and how much he prides his own black identity.”

    The concept of black pride has to do with the fact that black people have historically been reminded, again and again, that they are black. Apparently one day they thought maybe they shouldn’t be ashamed of that.

    “Sources, please? If that was the case, obviously it was because things like anthropology and racial classifications weren’t solidly developed 200 years ago.”

    Neither are they today.

    ” And out of ignorance, people didn’t know back then that the Finnish people’s certain physical traits like narrow eyes with epicanthic folds and their stocky built, it was due to their ancestors’ evolutionary adaptation to the Fennoscandia’s harsh cold climate.”

    Why don’t Swedes or other people living in such climates look that way? Finns also have a large population of blondes and very European looking people. What’s the deal with them?

    “Not due to some “Central Asian” nonsense.”

    Siberian, not Central Asian.

    “Finns, just like their ethnic cousins Karelians, Saamis, Udmurts and Estonians, are very much European, as recent genetic tests have shown. In fact, they are genetically similar to neighboring Germanic Swedes and Norwegians, as well as the Balto-Slavic Russians, Ukrainians, Latvians, and Lithuanians.”

    Hmm…all peoples near which Finns lived for a long time! What is your point. How does this change the world and give us a solution to all our social problems? Incidentally, how do you explain another group of Finno-Ugrian people, the Mordvins(Mordovians) who despite living in central Russia tend to be quite dark skinned, full-bodied, with dark hair?

  • Nikita Ilyich Jugashvili

    “And what do you mean by “Europe”? This may seem obvious, but does it includes Turkey, Russia, only part of Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus Mountain ethnic groups…?”

    Occupation of a certain part of territory still doesn’t change things. A tiny portion of Turkey may lie in what is technically part of European continent, but that still doesn’t make Turks white. They are still Asiatic, Turanid people. Even if their paternal Turco-Mongoloid male ancestors from Central Asia raped enough white Christian female slaves, and forcibly Islamized and Turkified the native Greek Anatolian population to a point for some of modern inhabitants of Turkey attaining certain European-like facial features and complexion.

    “But how can you tell? Some light-skinned people are descended from Africans, often with hilarious results.”

    Oh, and what exactly do YOU mean by “African”? A Maghrebi North African, or black sub-Saharan African? And what IF Watson has a single, tiny drop of black blood? That doesn’t make that man any more “black” than Muhammad Ali having some distant white ancestry making him white. Hell, even despite having a white Irish great-grandfather, Ali once spoke about his blackness and how much he prides his own black identity.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?f....._tFsOijxRE

    “A federal court in the 1800s said Finnish-Americans weren’t white because we came from Central Asia.”

    Sources, please? If that was the case, obviously it was because things like anthropology and racial classifications weren’t solidly developed 200 years ago. And out of ignorance, people didn’t know back then that the Finnish people’s certain physical traits like narrow eyes with epicanthic folds and their stocky built, it was due to their ancestors’ evolutionary adaptation to the Fennoscandia’s harsh cold climate. Not due to some “Central Asian” nonsense. Finns, just like their ethnic cousins Karelians, Saamis, Udmurts and Estonians, are very much European, as recent genetic tests have shown. In fact, they are genetically similar to neighboring Germanic Swedes and Norwegians, as well as the Balto-Slavic Russians, Ukrainians, Latvians, and Lithuanians.

    http://volgagermanbrit.us/docu....._et_al.pdf

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    For my next AMAZING feat, I will address Ashley and Stouch at THE SAME TIME!!!

    “Wow, a bunch of hateful anti-Whites here I see.”

    Being opposed to white nationalism does not make one against “white” people. Since I am what you would consider white, this would be pretty stupid.

    “White = Wholly descended from the indigenous people of Europe.”

    A couple of problems there. First of all, true “indigenous people” of Europe would be people like the Basques. Most Europeans come from Indo-European invaders from the North Caucasian steppe. Finno-Ugrians come from Siberia. That’s Finns, Estonians, and Hungarians.

    “Got to love you ignorant anti-White bigots: “There is no race.” And then 5 minutes later they say “But racial diversity is da bomb!”
    Such double think!”

    1. Who is actually saying this here?

    2. Just because something is a social construct doesn’t mean it has real results in society. Social constructs can be pretty important sometimes.

    “Here is a plan: LEAVE WHITE PEOPLE ALONE. STOP TRYING TO DESTROY OUR WHITE COMMUNITIES AND COUNTRIES!”

    Who is invading and destroying white countries?

    “The only reason there is so much so called “hatred” steaming from unbrainwashed White people is because you non-White invaders won’t leave us alone!”

    Right, because it’s not like white people never invaded non-white territory and profited from it. Also if you are in the US, Mexicans are descended from Europeans as well as natives.

    “You support the denial of rights of Whites to have their own nice community for themselves. You support all measures that ensures the destruction of White communities. You think that anyplace that is all White for some reason needs ‘diversity’ and takes measures to foreignize that community. Everything you do is anti-White.”

    Please tell us what civil right you have been denied for being “white.”

    “If you think that destroying people’s communities, denying them the right to ethnic/racial solidarity, denying them the right to live with their own kind… basically promoting foreign invasion of a people who do NOT want to be invaded and destroyed…. if you think that is a mark of morality and righteousness.”

    Why don’t you attack Europeans for their “anti-white” values? After all, most Europeans do not identify as “white”, and this counts for many nationalists among them(sometimes even more so).

    .”You people are the ones who cause such “hatred” in the first place. Your march of anti-White activity is evil, wrong, does no good. You people are brainwashed into thinking that your deeds are good, when they are not.

    STOP THE HATE: SEPARATE!”

    Mankind has lived in multi-cultural societies for thousands of years, and we haven’t disappeared yet. Neither have individual cultures disappeared.

    “And you guys have absolutely no idea what White Nationalism is. No idea at all. Yet I have visited your Marxist/Communist forums a lot and I know damn well that you guys are evil psychos.”

    I know precisely what White Nationalism is. What “Marxist” forums have you visited?

    Louis Stouch said,

    “ON MAY 16TH, 2011 AT 9:24 PM
    I think part of the issue is that whites are basically not allowed to celebrate their heritage anymore.”

    I have dealt with this nonsensical claim numerous times, and not ONE person who has invoked it has ever owned up to it. All throughout the US there are clubs for Irish, Slavic, German, and other European people. There are cultural exhibitions, concerts, festivals, and so on. Nobody complains about this. They do not complain because unlike “white”, a made-up entity, these actual ethnic identities were not used to justify oppression.

    ” We have Black History Month, and Hispanic History Month, but whites are declared racist if we celebrate anything about ourselves.”

    They have those months, and for many decades “white folks” had the rest of the year.

    “Its just like the homosexual thing – I have no problem with them being no different than anybody else, but I dont appreciate having it shoved down my throat. In fact, that I will fight tooth and nail.”

    But it isn’t shoved down your throat. The more homosexuality is tolerated, the less controversial it becomes, until people just don’t care anymore.

    “My question is, who died and put the mulit-culturalists in charge? Where is it written that multi-culti is “better” than white culti?”

    You whine about “multi-culturalism”, then speak about “white heritage”. In case you didn’t know, that is “multi-culturalism.”

    “But when I am made to feel that my whiteness is basically shit, and that we HAVE to be this way and nopt ”

    I don’t understand why you feel that way. In a sense I do, but statistics show that however you feel, whites are doing pretty damned well in the US.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Oh Jeronimus, we missed you!

    “We don’t need to fit your definitions or satisfy your polemic challenges in any way.”

    Yes, you kinda do if you want to run society.

    “You and people like you do not matter to us one bit.”

    Actually it’s the opposite. You WNs don’t matter to society at large at one bit, and it will stay that way.

    ““White nationalist” works for us in 2011, now that the threat is the masses of coloreds whose population we inadvertently grew because we shortsightedly shared modern agriculture and medicine with them.”

    Right, because it’s not like any advances in agriculture or medicine ever occurred in the “non-white” world. Brilliant. You fail history.

  • Ian

    Ashley,

    “White = Wholly descended from the indigenous people of Europe.”

    But how can you tell? Some light-skinned people are descended from Africans, often with hilarious results.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/scie.....d=10481624

    And what do you mean by “indigenous”? A federal court in the 1800s said Finnish-Americans weren’t white because we came from Central Asia.

    And what do you mean by “Europe”? This may seem obvious, but does it includes Turkey, Russia, only part of Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus Mountain ethnic groups…?

    Your definition raises more questions than answers.

  • Linnea

    Always find it entertaining how the SPLC haters and closet racists (often one and the same, I suspect) bother to post on this blog… isn’t that a little like a civil rights activist posting on a KKK blog?? What’s the point? Do they really think anyone will take them seriously?! LOL.

  • Louis Stouch

    I think part of the issue is that whites are basically not allowed to celebrate their heritage anymore. We have Black History Month, and Hispanic History Month, but whites are declared racist if we celebrate anything about ourselves. Its just like the homosexual thing – I have no problem with them being no different than anybody else, but I dont appreciate having it shoved down my throat. In fact, that I will fight tooth and nail.

    My question is, who died and put the mulit-culturalists in charge? Where is it written that multi-culti is “better” than white culti?

    Hey, I’ve lived in Japan for a year and Germany for two years, and visited Mexico frequently on vacation. Thats great, I am all for it, I love foreign stuff, food, heritage, practices.

    But when I am made to feel that my whiteness is basically shit, and that we HAVE to be this way and nopt that way, that pisses me off. Just too damn pushy.

  • Ashley

    Wow, a bunch of hateful anti-Whites here I see.

    White = Wholly descended from the indigenous people of Europe.

    Got to love you ignorant anti-White bigots: “There is no race.” And then 5 minutes later they say “But racial diversity is da bomb!”
    Such double think!

    Here is a plan: LEAVE WHITE PEOPLE ALONE. STOP TRYING TO DESTROY OUR WHITE COMMUNITIES AND COUNTRIES!

    The only reason there is so much so called “hatred” steaming from unbrainwashed White people is because you non-White invaders won’t leave us alone!

    Let’s take a look at what the SPLC and other anti-White organizations do:
    You support the denial of rights of Whites to have their own nice community for themselves. You support all measures that ensures the destruction of White communities. You think that anyplace that is all White for some reason needs ‘diversity’ and takes measures to foreignize that community. Everything you do is anti-White.

    You anti-Whites need to get over your insecurities, the denial of people the right to their own communities, the destruction of said communities, and the demonization of the people that just want to not have the ethnic/racial identity of their community erased…. all of that, proves you guys have no desire of progressing beyond the “Diversity is good” myth. Your views of a multiracial utopia is highly retrogressive and has been proven to not work. It only creates conflict and misery.

    If you think that destroying people’s communities, denying them the right to ethnic/racial solidarity, denying them the right to live with their own kind… basically promoting foreign invasion of a people who do NOT want to be invaded and destroyed…. if you think that is a mark of morality and righteousness. Then you can get off your high horse, because in truth, what you Marxists/Globalists promote is HIGHLY WRONG.

    You people are the ones who cause such “hatred” in the first place. Your march of anti-White activity is evil, wrong, does no good. You people are brainwashed into thinking that your deeds are good, when they are not.

    STOP THE HATE: SEPARATE!

    And you guys have absolutely no idea what White Nationalism is. No idea at all. Yet I have visited your Marxist/Communist forums a lot and I know damn well that you guys are evil psychos.

    And Ruslan, go suck a porkchop.

  • Jeronimus

    Ruslan,

    We don’t need to fit your definitions or satisfy your polemic challenges in any way. You and people like you do not matter to us one bit. “White nationalist” works for us in 2011, now that the threat is the masses of coloreds whose population we inadvertently grew because we shortsightedly shared modern agriculture and medicine with them. Non-whites are like the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles.”

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “Whites in England and France are not too fond of each other.” Hell, “whites” on the same island don’t get along. See what happens for example when a Scotsman thinks you’re referring to them when speaking about UK foreign policy.

    Even the term “White Nationalist” doesn’t make sense because even if we accept that there is some kind of biological, readily definable “white race”, there is certainly no “white nation”.

  • Jane

    Having lived in N. Idaho, I can speak for the fact that the Neo-Nazis created a lot of fear for the people living in the area. They bombed a local business because it had a Jewish-sounding name, but the owner wasn’t even Jewish. While I lived there, I had friends of other races/ethnicities who were afraid to visit me. I had friends of other races/ethnicities who did visit me and felt extremely uncomfortable by the glares and even physical intimidation of white supremacists when we went out for a walk by the lake or out for a meal. It made me ashamed, because Idaho was not always like that.

    I don’t think it’s a secret that where there is exposure to other ideas and cultures, ethnicities and races, people become more tolerant. It is when there is no such exposure and there is only one predominant race, culture or religion that hate for “others” flourishes.

  • Ian

    Have white nationalists show us a fully workable definition of “white” – or “Aryan”, for that matter – yet?

  • A.D.M.

    Ashley, Concerned Citizen, you two need to get over your insecurities. Every region in the US is multiethnic now. It will continue to be that way. Get over it. As for a white homeland, whites in Europe don’t get along. Whites in England and France are not too fond of each other. That’s just one example.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Ashley:

    I agree with you. Well said. That’s all.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “It is highly normal and healthy for people to be with their own kind.”

    History shows it is every bit as normal for people to mix as well. History also shows that the definition of “one’s own kind” has changed drastically over time. Even today, most European people would be shocked to hear that people of a different European ethnicity are their own kind. Why else do you think Poles have taken such flak for immigrating to the UK and Ireland in the last few years?

  • Ardasheer

    Can you call it a peaceful community when the whole lawsuit started because of an assault?

  • Holly

    So happy to hear that my community is becoming more diverse. Thank you, SPLC…..

  • Ashley

    “Reactionary”…. are you a Marxist/Communist? Typical of this site.

    Either way, there is no “problem”. It is highly normal and healthy for people to be with their own kind. Nice to see how blatant the SPLC is about their own hatred.

    Hey SPLC, I have a perfectly working car, do you want to ‘fix what isn’t broken’ on it too?

    Leave White people alone.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Actually many different nationalities have problems with reactionary views based on race or ethnicity, it’s not just “white” people. Keep in mind that some time ago “white” people in America didn’t want Irish, Italians, or Polish people living in their neighborhoods.

  • Ashley

    Since when is denying a people the right to live among their own kind in their own peaceful communities considered righteous and moral?

    No one is demonzing any other race for doing the same thing.

    Oh, I get it:
    Non-White community = good
    White community = bad

    Is that how it works?

  • Linnea

    Very good news, indeed. The fight against hate isn’t over by a long shot, but this is a sign of real progress.