Group With White Supremacist Ties Influential In Getting VA Gov To Declare April Confederate History Month
The group that convinced Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to declare April Confederate History Month, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, is tagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center as having ties to segregation and white supremacy. According to the SPLC’s dossier on the group: (h/t FireDogLake)
Although the 31,400-member SCV has always billed itself as a “non-political” and “non-racial” heritage organization devoted merely to preserving the legacy of Confederate soldiers, SCV leaders have long been tied to segregation and white supremacy.
In what may be the clearest sign yet of this extremist drift, an analysis by the Intelligence Report finds that a significant number of SCV officials — including at least 10 men who hold key national leadership positions — are also active or recent members of hate groups, principally two neo-Confederate groups, the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) and the League of the South.
Their May/June 2008 newsletter warned of racial riots if Obama were elected.
It is very clear to me that if Barack Obama should be elected President, he would be extremely anti-white and would demand reparations for slavery and press hard for affirmative action to the degree that it would hurt young whites who were seeking jobs or admission to College and Graduate Schools. …I believe that his rhetoric and anti-white legislative proposals would stir up racial riots. If he were running for re-election, these riots would turn into an extremely violent nature that would seriously damage race relations in America, and leave entire sections of some of our cities in ruins.Click here for reuse options!
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