‘Why not something for white people?

White supremacists are so misunderstood!

A new report by Mother Jones reveals that James B. Taylor, a prominent conservative movement leader and board member for the Young America’s Foundation, once served as vice president of a white supremacist group.

Taylor’s bio notes that he is “chairman of World Youth Crusade [for Freedom] and former executive director and chief of staff of Young America’s Foundation.” It also includes that he was once public relations director for the anti-labor union National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. It does not mention, however, that he also served as vice president of the National Policy Institute, a tax-exempt group than aims to be the lobby for “White Americans—our country’s historic majority and founding population—the people that bears the unique heritage of Europe, Christianity, cultural excellence, and the scientific awakening.” During Taylor’s time with the group, the white-nationalist foundation, founded in 2005 by right-wing publisher William Regnery, published a report arguing that “integration and the civil rights movement led directly to the destruction of great cities; and to millions of whites suffering terrible injustices, including assault, robbery, rape and murder, and losing everything they had through the ensuing destruction of their neighborhoods and their property values.”

Taylor did not respond to Mother Jones’ request for comment, but when asked about his connection to the National Policy Institute by a local newspaper last August, defended the mission of the group, saying: “You’ve got the NAACP and B’nai B’rith. Why not something for white people?”

4 Responses to ‘Why not something for white people?

  1. imhotep January 31, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    These folks represent what the face of Hitlerian Fascism looks like. Because undereducated, poor people really can’t be held responsible for internalizing the propaganda fed to them by the NRA and the Republicans we should give them a break. We should focus on the real “evil doers’ here. The educated, right wing, elite who use these people to spread fear and disharmony throughout the land. Those would be the 1% and the political class of talking heads and front men/women that it funds. That be you Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson, et al.

  2. Dr. S January 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    It’s getting so being white and male doesn’t count for anything anymore. What’s next? Am I going to have to take it off my resume?

  3. Ron January 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    As an old white guy, I’m really getting pissed at these corporate astroturf ‘Foundations’ and PACs claiming claiming to defend my views. I feel like I need to wear a shirt or button saying ” No, I’m not with the Tea Party!” or “Ask me what I think about the Young America’s Foundation.”

  4. boohunney January 31, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Ron, believe me, you won’t need a badge to say you aren’t with the Tea Party…. The TP people wear badges and the rest of it on their sleeves….

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