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My thanks to SC Kitty for the help in filling this diary out a bit.

A good reminder for everyone who claims that racism does not exist anymore.
For some reason I can't embed, but just for information this documentary shows the link between tea party members, white supremacists and anti immigration groups.

into the mainstream

2 journalists went inside "White Power" groups and posted their video/story on Jan 6, 2010.    It mentions  the Tea Party movement (at the 14:30 mark) and membership the Council of Concerned Citizens (at the 16:42 mark) -- both groups prominent in my state of South Carolina.  They found these groups want to become more mainstream - and found their way into it.

Leonard Zeskind's book, mentioned in the video:

"Blood and Politics"

He spoke about the tactics the white supremacists use to recruit.  It struck a nerve:  When Rep Joe Wilson came out to speak at a rally in my town over the 2009 summer recess, a group distributed a pamphlet on the "dangerous Jews" taking over our country.  ( a copy of that pamphlet has been saved.)

Here's more on Zeskind:

Tea Parties, Race, Republicans, and the Opposition to Obama
by Leonard Zeskind

The former bits are from a comment sc kitty posted, for which I am most grateful

This is what we are up against people. Again I am sorry for the short diary but this needs to be shown.

Originally posted to A Bleeding God on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 10:13 PM PST.

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