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February 15, 2012 5

American White Supremacists Embrace South Africa…Sort Of

Mon­ica Stone speak­ing at 2011 Aryan Nations World Congress

A coterie of Amer­i­can white suprema­cists is work­ing to orga­nize “nation­wide” protests for Feb­ru­ary 27, 2012, as part of an effort dubbed the South Africa Project (SAP). This “project” has as its stated goal stop­ping the alleged “geno­cide of Whites” in South Africa. Par­tic­i­pants and orga­niz­ers include rep­re­sen­ta­tives from all five of the major white suprema­cist move­ments in the United States (neo-Nazis, racist skin­heads, “tra­di­tional” white suprema­cists, Chris­t­ian Iden­tity adher­ents, and racist prison gangs). In par­tic­u­lar, adher­ents of the racist and anti-Semitic reli­gious sect Chris­t­ian

Iden­tity are involved with the protests.
Accord­ing to SAP orga­niz­ers, events are planned at or near 13 state capi­tols around the coun­try. Sev­eral orga­niz­ers have already obtained per­mits to rally or com­pleted notices of pub­lic assem­bly as required by local ordi­nances; oth­ers plan to hold side­walk protests and demon­stra­tions. Tar­geted states include Alabama, Arkansas, Cal­i­for­nia, Con­necti­cut, Florida, Idaho, Mary­land, New Hamp­shire, New York, Ohio, Penn­syl­va­nia, Ten­nessee, and Texas.

The protests got their start in 2011 thanks to Mon­ica Stone, a long-time mem­ber of the Louisiana-based white suprema­cist Chris­t­ian Defense League and immi­grant from South Africa. In Sep­tem­ber 2011, she spoke of the alleged plight of white South Africans at Mor­ris Gulett’s Aryan Nations World Con­gress event in Louisiana. In fact, SAP uses Gulett’s Louisiana mail­ing address, while sev­eral protests are being orga­nized by mem­bers of Gulett’s Aryan Nations. For exam­ple, Robert Radyn is orga­niz­ing the Albany, New York, protest, and Ryan Mullins, the “Impe­r­ial Wiz­ard” of the Gulett-associated Aryan Nation Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, is orga­niz­ing the Nashville, Ten­nessee, event.

White suprema­cists from other groups are also involved with SAP events. California-based Mike Myers, SAP’s “Chief Coor­di­na­tor,” is orga­niz­ing the rally at Sacra­mento. Myers is a racist skin­head who claims mem­ber­ship in the Golden State Skin­heads and the white suprema­cist Amer­i­can Third Posi­tion.

The Austin, Texas, march is being orga­nized by David McGlumphy of Dal­las. McGlumphy, a mem­ber of the Texas-based street/prison gang White Knights of Amer­ica (WKOA), was released from prison in early 2010. His wife, Anna, is the Texas con­tact per­son for SAP.

Billy Roper, the for­mer leader of the Arkansas-based White Rev­o­lu­tion, is orga­niz­ing the rally sched­uled in Lit­tle Rock. In Sep­tem­ber 2011, Roper joined Thomas Robb’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Robb and his daugh­ter, Rachel Pen­der­graft, are sched­uled to attend the rally. Also attend­ing is Allen Tru­itt of Mis­souri, the leader of the Aryan Nations Prison Min­istry.

Ron­nie Carr, a mem­ber of the neo-Nazi group Volks­front, is orga­niz­ing a SAP event in Greenville, Ten­nessee, “for the peo­ple in East TN, West NC, and South­west VA who can’t make it to their respec­tive state cap­i­tal protests.” Don­ald Palmer, also affil­i­ated with Volks­front, is orga­niz­ing the Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­va­nia, event.

In an effort to dis­guise them­selves as civil rights activists, SAP orga­niz­ers have attempted to dis­cour­age would-be atten­dees from wear­ing white suprema­cist shirts, Klan robes, or neo-Nazi uni­forms. Billy Roper directed one racist skin­head to cover his white suprema­cist cra­nial tat­toos with a hat dur­ing the protest. Though atten­dance over­all is expected to be low, some of the events are bet­ter orga­nized than others.

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