Friday, February 4, 2011

Charlotte groups to discuss white nationalist controversy

Groups concerned about racial prejudice will hold a discussion forum at the West Boulevard Library tomorrow.

Leonard Zeskind, president of the Kansas City-based Institute for Research & Education of Human Rights and author of "Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream" will be a guest speaker.

The forum is in response to controversy this month over first amendment rights and a white nationalists' organization, American Renaissance, decision to call off its conference that was planned to be held in Charlotte.

You can read some of the Observer's coverage about the cancelled conference here and here. And here are some photos.

Organizers of Saturday's forum said attendees will be given an opportunity to participate in a discussion about why a coalition of groups opposed American Renaissance coming to Charlotte. The hour and a half session will start at 1 p.m. at the library located 2157 West Boulevard.


Jeronimus said...

Don't you feel kind of bad that some people lost their free speech? That's what this conference should be about -- that shutting down the Amren conference was un-American.

John said...

Franco... who is paying for this guy to come here all the way from Kansas City?

ThaQueenCity said...

Funny how any group (other than whites) are allowed freedom of speech.

Charlotte is a bastion of racism and it is not coming from the Caucasian side as the CO would like you to believe....

Bai said...

Nice that they have the freedom of speech (and obvious sponsorship) to come here for that "discussion".

I also wonder who is funding this.

I'm sure it will be properly "facilitated" so that people come to the "correct" conclusions about this "controversy".

Such is the evil of the brainwashing we've all been subjected to for the past several decades.

Too bad Amren isn't given a chance to be there to represent themselves in this modern day witch hunt.