Hatewatch

John Tanton's Long History of Racism Exposed

On this week's podcast, Heidi Beirich and I discuss her story "The Tanton Files," which was posted last week on Hatewatch. Heidi's story takes a look at what she discovered while researching the papers of John Tanton, who founded the modern anti-immigration movement and is still on the board of the anti-immigrant hate group, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Tanton's correspondence, which is lodged at the Bentley Historical Library, reveals not only that Tanton is an unabashed racist, but that he has been enmeshed in the white nationalist movement for decades.