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November 26, 2014

Anti-immigrant Activist Provides Substantial Input For Georgia Bill

According to a newspaper report, longtime anti-immigrant activist D.A. King provided “substantial input” for an anti-immigrant bill pre-filed in the Georgia Senate for 2015. The bill seeks to block people who have received work permits and deferred deportation through the federal deferred action program from receiving driver’s licenses in the state.d-a-king

King is the founder of the Marietta-based anti-immigrant group Dustin Inman Society (DIS) and has a history of making bigoted statements and working with the more extreme elements of the anti-immigrant movement.

In April 2007, for example, when speaking at a Newton County, Georgia Republican Party meeting, Mr. King reportedly claimed that undocumented immigrants are “not here to mow your lawn – they’re here to blow up your buildings and kill your children, and you, and me.”  Mr. King has also asserted that the United States is “being invaded and colonized” by a “Mexican mob that brings with it a culture of lawlessness and chaos.” Earlier this year, in response to children fleeing violence from Central America and seeking refuge in the United States, King asserted that the children are “swarming the border and bringing disease.”

For a number of years, King penned articles for the racist website VDARE, founded by white supremacist Peter Brimelow. In one blog entry, he discussed his experience at a March for Dignity, comprised of, in King’s words, “mostly Hispanic demonstrators.” He wrote, “I got the sense that I had left the country of my birth and been transported to some Mexican village, completely taken over by an angry, barely restrained mob….My first act on a safe return home was to take a shower.”

King also has ties to racist John Tanton, the architect of the modern anti-immigrant movement. Tax deductible donations to King’s DIS can be made through U.S., Inc., a group founded by Tanton. The president of U.S., Inc. is anti-immigrant extremist K.C. McAlpin, Tanton’s right-hand man. McAlpin organizes an anti-immigrant Writers Workshop event each year where activists, including a number of racists, present on immigration topics. King spoke at both the 2010 and 2011 Writers Workshop.  In 2010, other speakers included Jason Richwine, who left the Heritage Foundation after information emerged that he had written for a “nationalist” website and had written his doctoral thesis arguing that the U.S. should focus its immigration efforts on people with high IQs, and Kevin DeAnna, the founder of the now-defunct far-right student group Youth for Western Civilization. In addition, King is a contributor to Tanton’s anti-immigrant journal The Social Contract, edited by racist Wayne Lutton.

Though King has demonized immigrants through his bigoted statements, he continues to be a major player in the immigration debate in Georgia. His working relationship with politicians can impact immigration legislation and the lives of immigrants in Georgia.

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March 21, 2014

Anti-Immigrant Think Tank Appoints Bay Buchanan To Board

bay buchananThe Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), an anti-immigrant think tank founded by racist John Tanton, recently appointed Bay Buchanan, an anti-immigrant figure with ties to extremists, to its board of directors.

Buchanan is the president of The American Cause, a group founded by her brother, Pat Buchanan, a racist and anti-Semite. Though the organization is currently dormant, it hosted a number of anti-immigrant gatherings in the past featuring racist speakers.

For example, in January 2009 the organization held an event when it released a report on the impact of candidates’ views on immigration during the 2008 election. Panelists included Bay Buchanan, Peter Brimelow, a white supremacist and founder of the racist anti-immigrant website VDARE, and Marcus Epstein, founder of the now-defunct far-right Robert Taft Club. The Taft Club often invited racist speakers to address its gatherings, including white supremacist Jared Taylor, founder of The New Century Foundation, a self -styled think tank known primarily for American Renaissance , a white supremacist journal and companion website.

After Marcus Epstein was arrested and pleaded guilty to simple assault for attacking an African American woman in Washington, D.C., Buchanan defended him in a column published by VDARE titled “The Internet Lynching of Marcus Epstein.” Buchanan also contributed an article to The Social Contract (TSC) an anti-immigrant journal edited by white supremacist Wayne Lutton. At the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Buchanan spoke on a panel sponsored by the now-defunct racist student group Youth for Western Civilization (YWC) titled “Will Immigration Kill the GOP?”  Kevin DeAnna, the founder of YWC, was also on the panel. In 2005, Buchanan was a guest on the racist radio program The Political Cesspool, hosted by white supremacist James Edwards.

Buchanan also served as chair for her brother’s three presidential campaigns and in 2008, was a senior advisor to former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo, who is known for his anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.  Buchanan also ran the now-defunct Team America Political Action Committee (PAC) founded by Tancredo.

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January 23, 2014

White Supremacist Activists Form New Group In Michigan

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Dan Poole

Update:  On the day this blog was posted, the organization’s founders dissolved the Center for the Advancement of Occidental Culture as a limited liability corporation.

Two white supremacists, Dan Poole and Kyle Bristow, have founded a new group, the Center for the Advancement of Occidental Culture (CAOC) in Michigan.  Poole, a recent college graduate, and Bristow, an attorney, have both previously been active in racist circles.  Poole is the executive director of CAOC and Bristow will be the organization’s chief legal officer.

The two are part of a growing trend of younger, educated white supremacists forming groups that promote racism but use terms like “Occidental culture,” “Western civilization,”  or “traditionalism” in place of more explicitly racist terminology.  This sanitized language can be more palatable to people who would be turned off by overt racism.

In a statement released at the end of December 2013, Poole wrote that the organization’s mission is “to advance and defend Western civilization” by promoting European-themed art, culture and events.  The group also wants to fight alleged “discrimination and harassment directed at European-Americans.” CAOC asserts that it will be different from other organizations by “being on the front lines as the vanguard of the Occident in the culture war.”

Poole, a recent graduate of Oakland University in Michigan, has been active with the American Freedom Party (AFP), a white supremacist political party.  AFP, formerly known as American Third Position, has run white supremacist candidates for various offices. 

While attending Michigan State University (MSU), Bristow was the controversial head of the MSU Young Americans for Freedom. In 2007, the group invited British white nationalist Nick Griffin to speak at the school. Bristow went on to write articles for Citizens Informer, the publication of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens and authored a novel White Apocalypse and a collection of essays, The Conscience of a Right-Winger

White Apocalypse promotes the idea Europeans were the first to inhabit North America and were the victims of non-whites who later slaughtered them. The newest version of the book, published in October 2013, contains an introduction by Matthew Heimbach, the co-founder of the Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN), a small white supremacist group.

Heimbach is another example of a young, white, educated racist who has embraced hardcore extremism. Heimbach was first active in Youth for Western Civilization (YWC), a now defunct student group, with goals similar to CAOC. Heimbach claims that he sought Bristow’s advice when he ran the YWC chapter at Towson University in 2011. 

CAOC joins other organizations such as TYN and the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist think tank, which are hoping to reach disaffected younger whites.

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