Huffington Post published this list of open neo-Nazi and white supremacists running for office.
HuffPo includes a number of assholes who are also white-supremacy-adjacent, as well. Some cowards simply use the dog-whistles and encourage the ideas of racism, while not posting photos of themselves in SS-esque outfits complaining about Jewish folk.
There are at least three white supremacists currently running for Congress, and a fourth running for a state House seat. Two other candidates — one of whom can unambiguously be called a white supremacist, and one who has ties to white supremacist groups but denies being a white supremacist himself — announced runs for public office, but have since dropped out of their respective races.
Still more Republican candidates, many of whom are running for re-election, have used white supremacist slogans, invited white supremacists to official government events, or granted interviews to racist or anti-Semitic publications.
It’s important to identify these candidates, not only so people know who’s on their ballot, but because ― as we’ve seen ― someone who’s thought of as fringe one year can be in the White House the next.
Arthur Jones is standing uncontested to be the GOP’s candidate in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District, representing suburban Chicago; he has run for office several times on a white-supremacist, Holocaust denial platform, calling the Holocaust “the biggest blackest lie in history.”
The Stranger’s David Lewis snuck into the Northwest Forum, a s00per s33kr1t Nazi gathering in Seattle, and attended the speeches, including the keynote by reclusive white supremacist leader Dr Greg Johnson.
Ta-Nehisi Coates (previously) is in characteristically amazing form with his new essay in the Atlantic, “The First White President,” in which he posits that Donald Trump is “the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a black president” — the first president elected by appealing to white supremacy to the exclusion […]
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