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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 05:51 PM
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White supremacists recruiting in Duluth
DULUTH -- One of the largest white supremacist groups in the country has been dropping leaflets and trying to recruit members in Duluth.

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The literature said Minnesotans should say no to what the group called the ``African invasion.''

Officials with the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil-rights group, said the National Alliance is among the largest and most influential white supremacist groups in the nation.

``They are the most important neo-Nazi group in the country, hands down,'' said Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's intelligence division

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5138275.html
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4MoreYearsOfHell Donating Member (943 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 05:55 PM
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1. "They are the most important neo-Nazi group in the country, hands down"
Hmmm...I know of a certain group in Wash. DC that would give them a run for their money...
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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 06:09 PM
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4. Don't know about elsewhere
but where I live in the land of the white supremacist, Montana, the Nazis hate the Republican party and vote on the Constitutional Party line. The GOP is liberal compared to the Constitutional Party.
It's saying if you got a cold take a shot of malaria.
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 06:25 PM
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5. Heh. I have long been wary
of the Constitushin Partay. Their agenda on paper does sound much farther right than the GOP, which makes them attractive to theocrats, anti-government, etc. types. I was unaware that they are popular with racists, but I am not surprised one bit. One whacko deserves another.
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UncleSepp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 05:57 PM
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2. Shiny thing! Shiny thing!
At a time like this, neo-Nazis and "white nationalists" are most dangerous for their ability to distract from the larger problem of the radical Right. GWB and cronies are a fire burning the house of our democracy down. The National Alliance, compared to them, are just a flaming sack of dogshit on the porch.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 05:59 PM
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3. These assholes feel that they have been emboldened by the right-
wing "victory" in November. Bush's base is on the move and it is a matter of time before the hubris of these assholes backfires.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 07:11 PM
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6. They Are A Disgrace to All WWII Vets and Descendents
fuck em
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 07:23 PM
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7. I don't believe this story
Because we all know that racism and ignorance only exist in the South and selected other red states.

</ sarcasm >
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Lena Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 07:51 PM
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9. Oh, I believe it.
Racism is rampant in Northern MN.
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Sara Beverley Donating Member (989 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 07:25 PM
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8. The "African invasion." Do these idiots even know the number of non-
African immigrants coming into this country and that African-Americans are a dwindling minority? Show you how ignorant these people are. They are losing their jobs and benefits to people who look just like them and they don't even know it. I bet they can't even speak the language of half the white people they see in their grocery store or their nearest Wal-Mart.
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:08 PM
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14. Seems like neo nazis don't care

if they can't speak the same language as some of the imigrants. Sounds like their main concern is to keep the race as "white" as possible in a country or a state. As you can see from the chart below, 89% of the population in Minnesota is white and 3.5% is African American.....national average is 75% white...12% African American. In their sick, twisted way of thinking 3.5% is too much.

Minnesota USA
White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 89.4% 75.1%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 3.5% 12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 1.1% 0.9%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 2.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) Z 0.1%
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 1.3% 5.5%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 1.7% 2.4%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 2.9% 12.5%
White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 88.2% 69.1%

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/27000.html

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William Bloode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 08:03 PM
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10. But, but, but.......
This i in the far north, not here in the south were all of us racists are!?!?!

I thought we had a lock on racists pigs down here?
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oly Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 08:04 PM
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11. I'm from Superior, WI, next door to Duluth and it was never
spoken about. I moved away at age 24 and found out about it at that time.

I'm speaking of this:

On this date in 2003 a monument dedicated to three lynched Black men was unveiled in Duluth, MN.

On a June night in 1920 Elmer Jackson, Elias Clayton, and Issac McGhie were hanged in Duluth while a white mob of 10,000 looked on. The memorial dedication drew thousands of people from all over the area.

During the unveiling there was an emotional speech by Warren Read an elementary teacher from Kingston, Washington. While researching his family history he had learned that his great-grandfather helped lead the mob that broke into the Duluth jail, took the three Black circus workers from their cells to their death. His voice choking with emotion, he apologized to the victims and their families.

The monument also underscores an American journey that began in the 1990s, when researchers and museums started looking at the racial terror that ended reconstruction and lasted until the 1930s.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 08:08 PM
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12. There were 37 WWII POW camps in Wisconsin-some of them stayed
on after the war. Lots of fascist racists offspring still up here.
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:08 PM
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13. Those groups always do well in...
recruitment during a poor economy.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:27 PM
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15. It says they're from West Virginia recruiting in Minnesota
Edited on Wed Dec-15-04 09:28 PM by superconnected
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:46 PM
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17. The poor economy...
is being felt acoss the country, so I would suspect they are attempting something along the lines of a national recruitment drive. This has happened before.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:44 PM
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16. In 1996 when I graduated from high school...
in Duluth, there were less than 100 black people in duluth, population 80,000 I'm sure it feels like an invasion to those fucktards.

I hope they get lynched.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:49 PM
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18. These people act so macho,
but I'd pay to see them come to New York and try to pull this crap up in Harlem. I bet they wouldn't be so outspoken then.
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 10:11 PM
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19. Some neo-nazi group just came up here to boston
I can't believe this B.S.!! :mad:
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 10:20 PM
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20. They are probably having more success than the National Guard. n/t
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 05:28 PM
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21. kick
:kick:
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