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July 15, 2015 8

White Supremacists View Donald Trump as Champion of Disaffected Whites

Don­ald Trump’s big­oted remarks about Mex­i­can immi­grants, his sub­se­quent jump in the polls and his abil­ity to attract thou­sands of peo­ple to a cam­paign event in Ari­zona caught the atten­tion of white suprema­cists. Eager to exploit the sit­u­a­tion, some white suprema­cists are hail­ing Trump as a cham­pion of dis­af­fected whites who are angry about non-white immi­gra­tion and cul­tural changes.

Andrew Anglin

Andrew Anglin

On July 13, neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin wrote an arti­cle on The Daily Stormer, the vir­u­lently racist and anti-Semitic site he runs, which praised Trump for his com­ments on Mex­i­cans. Anglin asserted, “The Trump Train has left the sta­tion and is run­ning non-stop to total vic­tory over the bar­bar­ian hordes of Mex­ico. Because there is one issue which mat­ters beyond all other issues and that is the inva­sion of White coun­tries by non-whites.”Anglin adds that “the amount of good” that Trump has done “is immeasurable.”

Writ­ing also on July 13, Peter Brimelow, who runs the racist, anti-immigrant site VDare, attacked “cul­tural Marx­ists,” often a code word for Jews, for rebuk­ing Trump’s remarks and “shut­ting down” the immi­gra­tion debate. Brimelow com­pares the reac­tion to Trump to the neg­a­tive reac­tion to the Con­fed­er­ate flag. Brimelow then implies that the main­stream media “elite” that has rejected Trump’s views is mostly made up of Jews in New York.

Richard Spencer, the head of the National Pol­icy Insti­tute, a white suprema­cist think tank, posted pic­tures of Trump’s cam­paign stop in Ari­zona on July 12, in the online racist jour­nal Radix under the title, “Trump Against the World.” Spencer claimed that Radix peo­ple were at the event. In the arti­cle, he also made an appar­ently sar­cas­tic com­ment about the “diver­sity” of the largely white crowd.

On July 10, on The Alter­na­tive Right, a white suprema­cist web­site, an uniden­ti­fied writer com­pared Trump to a “honey bad­ger” that has ram­paged through the Repub­li­can pri­mary field. The per­son writes, “Even if they could find some way of stop­ping Trump, the man has already left his mark on the 2016 Pres­i­den­tial Race by tap­ping into the ris­ing eth­no­cen­tric tide of Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, some­thing that is hardly likely to dis­si­pate when the lib­eral left is engaged in a mas­sive cul­ture war against White identity.”

Kevin Mac­Don­ald, a white suprema­cist and anti-Semite, wrote an arti­cle about Trump’s can­di­dacy in his online pub­li­ca­tion Occi­den­tal Observer on July 10. Mac­Don­ald claims that “Trump’s state­ments on the crim­i­nal ten­den­cies and gen­er­ally low func­tion­ing of Mex­i­can and Cen­tral Amer­i­can immi­grants have struck a chord with White America.”

*As a 501(c )(3) non-profit orga­ni­za­tion, the Anti-Defamation League does not sup­port or oppose can­di­dates for polit­i­cal office.

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July 1, 2015 2

Mainstream Figures Demonize Hispanic Immigrants with Bigoted Rhetoric

 

Donald Trump

Don­ald Trump

There has been a back­lash against Don­ald Trump’s big­oted com­ments about Mex­i­cans in his kick­off cam­paign for the pres­i­dency.* How­ever, Trump is just one fig­ure who has been demo­niz­ing Mex­i­can immi­grants in the last few weeks. Polit­i­cal pun­dit Ann Coul­ter has a new book on The New York Times best­seller list that attacks the Latino com­mu­nity, par­tic­u­larly Mex­i­cans. Pat Buchanan, another polit­i­cal pun­dit has also weighed in on the issue.

When Trump announced his run for pres­i­dent on June 16, he referred to Mex­i­cans as rapists and crim­i­nals and accused them of bring­ing drugs into the U.S. Almost two weeks later, when try­ing to clar­ify his com­ments on CNN, he actu­ally extended his vit­riol toward other immi­grants. He said that peo­ple com­ing over the bor­der were “really bad. “ He added, “You have peo­ple com­ing in, and I’m not just say­ing Mex­i­cans, I’m talk­ing about peo­ple that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they’re com­ing into this country.”

Net­work tele­vi­sion sta­tions NBC and Uni­vi­sion sev­ered their ties with Trump due to his com­ments. How­ever, he is just one main­stream fig­ure who has attacked immi­grants in recent weeks. Coul­ter, a syn­di­cated colum­nist, gave her book the provoca­tive title, Adios, Amer­ica! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Coun­try into a Third World Hell­hole. In the book, Coul­ter makes sim­i­lar com­ments to Trump.

Coul­ter attacks His­panic cul­ture and then says, “How can any immi­grant assim­i­late if Amer­i­cans refuse to men­tion their lit­tle cul­tural annoy­ances such as lit­ter­ing, drunk dri­ving, and child rape.” In an inter­view on the Fusion show, “Amer­ica with Jorge Ramos,” the host ques­tioned Coulter’s asser­tion that Amer­i­cans should fear Mex­i­cans more than the ter­ror­ist group ISIS.

In response, Coul­ter said, “I have a lit­tle tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mex­i­can, there’s noth­ing I can tell you.”

Another polit­i­cal pun­dit and syn­di­cated colum­nist, Pat Buchanan, has also added his own view on the issue of immi­gra­tion. Buchanan wrote a recent col­umn titled “Is Third World Amer­ica Inevitable?” In it, he praises Coulter’s book and says that “if the next pres­i­dent embraces amnesty and a path to cit­i­zen­ship for ille­gal immi­grants, that will mean the end to Amer­ica as the West­ern nation we have been, and the begin­ning of America’s life as what Ann calls, unapolo­get­i­cally, a ‘Third World hellhole.’”

Taken together, these com­ments demon­strate that anti-immigrant rhetoric is not just an issue for white suprema­cists and other extrem­ists but is very much a part of the main­stream. While you have a Con­sti­tu­tional right to be a bigot in this coun­try, there are usu­ally social and eco­nomic con­se­quences.  Trump has paid a price for his bigotry.

* As a 501(c )(3) non-profit orga­ni­za­tion, the Anti-Defamation League does not sup­port or oppose can­di­dates for polit­i­cal office.


 Per­son­al­i­dades de la cor­ri­ente prin­ci­pal demo­nizan a los inmi­grantes his­panos con retórica intolerante

Ha habido una reac­ción neg­a­tiva con­tra los intol­er­antes comen­tar­ios de Don­ald Trump sobre los mex­i­canos al ini­cio de su cam­paña para la pres­i­den­cia.* Sin embargo, Trump es solo uno de los per­son­ajes que ha estado demo­nizando a los inmi­grantes mex­i­canos en las últi­mas sem­anas. La comen­tarista política Ann Coul­ter tiene un nuevo libro en la lista de los más ven­di­dos del  The New York Times en el cual ataca a la comu­nidad latina, par­tic­u­lar­mente a los mex­i­canos. Pat Buchanan, otro comen­tarista político tam­bién ha tomado parte en el tema.

 

Cuando Trump anun­ció su can­di­datura para la pres­i­den­cia el 16 de junio, se refirió a los mex­i­canos como vio­ladores y crim­i­nales, y los acusó de ingre­sar dro­gas a Esta­dos Unidos. Casi dos sem­anas después, al inten­tar clar­i­ficar sus comen­tar­ios en CNN, en real­i­dad lo que hizo fue exten­der su veneno con­tra los inmi­grantes. Afirmó que la gente que cruza la fron­tera es “real­mente mala”. Y agregó: “Ten­emos gente lle­gando, y no me refiero solo a los mex­i­canos, estoy hablando de gente de todas partes que son asesinos y vio­ladores, y están entrando a este país”.

Las cade­nas de tele­visión NBC y Uni­visión rompieron sus rela­ciones con Trump a causa de sus comen­tar­ios. Sin embargo, él es tan solo una de las per­son­al­i­dades de la cor­ri­ente prin­ci­pal que han ata­cado a los inmi­grantes en las últi­mas sem­anas. Coul­ter, colum­nista sindi­cada, dio a su libro un título provoca­tivo: ¡Adios, Amer­ica! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Coun­try into a Third World Hell­hole. En el libro, Coul­ter hace comen­tar­ios sim­i­lares a los de Trump.

 

Coul­ter ataca la cul­tura his­pana y después dice: “Cómo pueden un inmi­grante asim­i­larse si los esta­dounidenses evi­tan men­cionar sus pequeñas moles­tias cul­tur­ales tales como tirar basura, con­ducir bor­ra­chos y vio­lar niños”. En una entre­vista en el show de Fusión “América with Jorge Ramos”, el anfitrión cues­tionó la afir­ma­ción de Coul­ter de que los esta­dounidenses deberían temer más a los mex­i­canos que al grupo ter­ror­ista ISIS.

En respuesta, Coul­ter dijo: “Tengo un pequeño con­sejo. Si usted no desea que ISIS lo ase­sine, no vaya a Siria. Si usted no desea que un mex­i­cano lo ase­sine, no hay nada que yo pueda aconsejarle”.

Otro comen­tarista político y colum­nista sindi­cado, Pat Buchanan, tam­bién ha dado a cono­cer su opinión sobre el tema de la inmi­gración. Buchanan escribió recien­te­mente una columna tit­u­lada “Is Third World Amer­ica Inevitable?” En ella, elo­gia el libro de Coul­ter y afirma que “si el sigu­iente pres­i­dente acepta una amnistía y una vía a la ciu­dadanía para los inmi­grantes ile­gales, ello sig­nifi­cará el fin de Esta­dos Unidos como la nación occi­den­tal que ha sido y el prin­ci­pio de una vida en Esta­dos Unidos como la que Ann denom­ina sin remordimien­tos un ‘antro del ter­cer mundo’”.

En con­junto, estos comen­tar­ios demues­tran que la retórica anti-inmigrantes no es un tema solo para los supremacis­tas blan­cos y otros extrem­is­tas sino tam­bién para una parte impor­tante de la cor­ri­ente prin­ci­pal. Aunque en este país existe el dere­cho con­sti­tu­cional a ser intol­er­ante, nor­mal­mente hay con­se­cuen­cias sociales y económi­cas. Trump ha pagado el pre­cio de su intolerancia.

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June 11, 2015 1

Event Offers Chance to Win Pink Prison Underwear Signed by Joe Arpaio

Ore­go­ni­ans for Immi­gra­tion Reform (OFIR), the most active anti-immigrant group in the state, is adver­tis­ing a June 27 “Grass­roots Rally” in Salem, Ore­gon, that will fea­ture Arizona’s Sher­iff Joe Arpaio as the main speaker and a raf­fle that includes an auto­graphed pair of the infa­mous pink pris­oner under­wear that Arpaio forces inmates in his county to wear.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sher­iff Joe Arpaio

The rally is report­edly being hosted by the Ore­gon Repub­li­can Party and will focus on immi­gra­tion reform and Sec­ond Amend­ment rights. The choice of Arpaio, who is known for his hard stance on immi­gra­tion, is indica­tive of the rally’s anti-immigration slant.

In May 2012, the Jus­tice Depart­ment brought a fed­eral law­suit against Arpaio, assert­ing that there was a “pat­tern of unlaw­ful dis­crim­i­na­tion” toward Lati­nos by law enforce­ment offi­cials in Mari­copa County. Accord­ing to the law­suit, Arpaio and his deputies car­ried out a cam­paign against Lati­nos, regard­less of their sta­tus or citizenship.

In a sep­a­rate case, a fed­eral judge ruled in May 2013 that the Mari­copa County Sheriff’s Office engaged in racial pro­fil­ing. That rul­ing stemmed from a 2007 class action suit by Latino dri­vers, who charged that were being unlaw­fully sin­gled out for traf­fic stops based on their ethnicity.

The judge in the case ordered Arpaio to undergo train­ing in racial pro­fil­ing so that his offi­cers would not sin­gle out Lati­nos dur­ing traf­fic and immi­gra­tion stops. The judge also barred Arpaio’s immi­gra­tion enforce­ment patrols. Arpaio has since allegedly vio­lated the court order regard­ing the patrols and is now fac­ing con­tempt charges.

Arpaio is also known for his pol­icy of requir­ing Mari­copa County inmates to wear pink under­wear. In 2012, a fed­eral appeals court in Ari­zona crit­i­cized this pol­icy, say­ing it seemed to be “pun­ish­ment with­out legal jus­ti­fi­ca­tion.” The court also said that it was fair to infer that the jail­ers’ choice of the color pink for the under­wear was a way to stig­ma­tize male pris­on­ers as fem­i­nine. In an effort to off­set the cost of the rally, a pair of “pink pris­oner under­wear,” auto­graphed by Arpaio will be auc­tioned off at the event.

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