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July 15, 2015

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.”

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July 1, 2015

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

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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