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WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday night.

The paper reported that one of the candidates, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will return the $8,500 he received from Earl Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens. An online manifesto purportedly written by Roof, the suspect in last week's murder of nine blacks at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, said he learned about "brutal black on white murders" from the Council of Conservative Citizens website.

The Guardian also reported that Holt donated to presidential candidates Rand Paul and Rick Santorum. A spokesman for Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the paper that Santorum doesn't condone racist or hateful comments; Paul's campaign didn't respond to a request for comment from the newspaper.

In a statement posted online Sunday, Holt said that it "was not surprising" that Roof credited his group with his knowledge of black-on-white crime. But he added that the Council of Conservative Citizens is "hardly responsible for the actions of this deranged individual merely because he gleaned accurate information from our website," and said that the group doesn't condone illegal activities.

Holt also donated to Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, and to several current and former GOP members of Congress, including Iowa Rep. Steve King, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and former Minnesota Rep. and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, according to the Guardian.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-supremacist-donated-to-gop-presidential-candidates/ar-AAbVIay


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This would only be news worthy here if it was a donation to the Democratic party.

Edit for spelling. I have to stop reading NB's posts.

Edited by spookyturtle

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This would only be news wothry here if it was a donation to the Democratic party.

If that happened, this thread would be full of comments about Sharpton and Jackson. And folks wonder why minorities don't mix with the GOP well.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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This would only be news worthy here if it was a donation to the Democratic party.

Edit for spelling. I have to stop reading NB's posts.

That is a personal attack ?

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In depth analysis on the group, not sure why any presidential candidate is surprised by their history.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/06/22/the-odd-political-success-of-the-white-supremacist-council-of-conservative-citizens-explained/

The white supremacist group now at the center of the fallout from the Charleston shooting has a long history with politicians in the South -- a history that includes a level of success that today seems pretty remarkable.

Accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof cited the Council of Conservative Citizens in his racist manifesto. The group and its current leader, Earl Holt,donated about $25,000 to Republican candidates in 2012, and this weekend Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said he'd return the estimated $8,500 that Holt donated to him. Sen. Rand Paul and others also quickly said they would return contributions.

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In the billion-dollar world of national politics, $25,000 isn't a lot. But there's little doubt that in the 1990s, the council had the ear of some of the nation's most powerful politicians -- and has since become more radicalized.


The content available on a site dedicated to bringing folks to America should not be promoting racial discord, euro-supremacy, discrimination based on religion , exclusion of groups from immigration based on where they were born, disenfranchisement of voters rights based on how they might vote.

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In depth analysis on the group, not sure why any presidential candidate is surprised by their history.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/06/22/the-odd-political-success-of-the-white-supremacist-council-of-conservative-citizens-explained/

The white supremacist group now at the center of the fallout from the Charleston shooting has a long history with politicians in the South -- a history that includes a level of success that today seems pretty remarkable.

Accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof cited the Council of Conservative Citizens in his racist manifesto. The group and its current leader, Earl Holt,donated about $25,000 to Republican candidates in 2012, and this weekend Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said he'd return the estimated $8,500 that Holt donated to him. Sen. Rand Paul and others also quickly said they would return contributions.

[Campaigns distance themselves from white supremacist leader’s donations]

ADVERTISING

In the billion-dollar world of national politics, $25,000 isn't a lot. But there's little doubt that in the 1990s, the council had the ear of some of the nation's most powerful politicians -- and has since become more radicalized.

Considering the track history of the GOP of late, like Spooky said, it's not really a surprise.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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But if it's true, is it still an attack?

You going to hell boy I is gonna pray fur you

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If I was black, this could be

How do I know you are not.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/22/a-lot-of-southern-whites-are-a-little-bit-black/

Six million Americans who describe themselves as white have some African ancestry, according to a new study. In percentage terms, that means that roughly 3.5 percent of self-described white Americans have 1 percent or more African ancestry.

To arrive at these numbers, researchers pored over the genetic records of 145,000 people who submitted a cheek swab for testing to 23andme, a private company that provides ancestry-related genetic reports. The researchers examined the genetic recordsof people of self-described European, African and Latino descent to find the genetic traces left by relatives long-since deceased.

In order to hit that one percent threshold above, for instance, you'd have to have an African relative no further back than seven generations -- in other words, a great-great-great-great-great grandparent. And as you might expect, there are some fascinating differences in our genetic admixture at the state level. Southern whites are considerably more likely to have African ancestry than whites from other regions: "European Americans with African ancestry comprise as much as 12% of European Americans from Louisiana and South Carolina and about 1 in 10 individuals in other parts of the South," the authors found.


The content available on a site dedicated to bringing folks to America should not be promoting racial discord, euro-supremacy, discrimination based on religion , exclusion of groups from immigration based on where they were born, disenfranchisement of voters rights based on how they might vote.

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