Known for pushing bills that protect corporate interests, ALEC jumps back into culture wars to oppose teaching of systemic racism in schools.
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CMD has identified six state lawmakers affiliated with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) who were recently active members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The foundation of white nationalist hate group VDARE took in $4.3 million in 2019, over eight times more than the year before, according to tax records obtained by CMD and shared with Hatewatch.
While Trump and other Republicans attacked the 1619 Project in 2020 campaigns, right-wing think tanks and policy groups backed them up. Now GOP state lawmakers want to ban schools from teaching it.
While right-wing Americans were committing acts of terror, plotting to kidnap Democratic governors, and getting ready for a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the GOP and aligned groups were working overtime to portray racial justice protesters as anti-American terrorists to scare the pants off of voters.
For the first time, DonorsTrust donated to explicitly white nationalist groups—and its contribution to VDARE tripled the group's annual revenue.
Today, we at the Center for Media and Democracy mourn the murder of George Floyd at the knee of the state.
Amazon, DonorBox, and Stripe are among the well-known companies that are helping white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups sell goods and raise money, increasing the likelihood that more hate crimes inspired by their ideas will occur.
It is a sad spectacle to see WI Governor Scott Walker taking money from the president of the "Council of Conservative Citizens,” a white supremacist group that grew out of the White Citizens Councils and is credited with radicalizing the man who massacred nine parishioners in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.
High school and middle school students walked out of class in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday and marched on the state capitol to demand justice for Tony Robinson, the young black man who was shot to death by Madison Police Officer Matthew Kenny on Friday evening, March 6.