Nation's Biggest Charity Is Funding Influential White Nationalist Group - 2019-11-22
Before murdering nine African-American congregants at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015, white nationalist Dylann Roof wrote a manifesto explaining his motivations. The young, white man had heard about "black-on-white crime" and looked it up on Google. What he found first was the website of the white nationalist hate group Council of Conservative Citizens, where he read fabricated claims that black people are more prone to violence and that black Americans kill white people at higher rates than they kill other black Americans. (The exact opposite is true, and the disparity is very large.)
But it wasn't the Council of Conservative Citizens that birthed the black-on-white crime myth. It was a nonprofit called the New Century Foundation, a hate group founded in 1990, along with its American Renaissance magazine, by the prominent white nationalist Jared Taylor. On the pages of his magazine and those of the conservative National Review, Taylor laid out his false argument: "The United States has neither a unique 'culture of violence' nor inadequate gun laws. It has a high rate of violent crime because it has a large number of violent black criminals."
Other white nationalist groups pounced at Taylor's racist propaganda, including the Council of Conservative Citizens, which has had a long and collaborative relationship with Taylor and his organization.