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Council of Conservative Citizens Promotes White Primacy, and G.O.P. Ties

posted on June 23, 2015

In The New York Times, Michael Wines and Lizette Alvarez report that the Council of Conservative Citizens, an organization that promotes white primacy, has been making financial donations to the Republican Party since the 1990s. An online manifesto allegedly written by Dylann Roof, the man charged with the recent shootings in Charleston, cites the council’s website as the inspiration for the killings. The organization, Wines and Alvarez write, “also endorses causes dear to the far right for decades, including abandoning membership in the United Nations, maintaining the United States as a ‘Christian country,’ denouncing homosexuality and opposing sex education, multiculturalism and property taxes.”

Read at The New York Times