The usually reliable Valleywag is reporting that Facebook and Paypal impresario, Peter Thiel donated $1 million dollars to the anti-immigrant hate-group NumbersUSA. Peter Thiel, apparently has some fairly extreme views and co-authored the book "The Diversity Myth", which argues that "multiculturalism" is used to promote social intolerance on American college campuses. I suggest that the netroots make a statement by asking that Facebook disavow Thiel's association with a hate group.
According to a November 14th post on Vallewag:
Insiders at Clarium Capital, the $5.3 billion hedge fund run by Facebook investor Peter Thiel, are buzzing about their boss's $1 million donation to NumbersUSA, an anti-immigrant group. The donation is an open secret within Clarium, and it has enraged several staff members who joined Clarium because they believed Thiel shared their libertarian ideals. When I asked Thiel if he'd made the donation, an underling passed on a nondenial saying the company didn't comment on "gossip and heresy." A typo — he meant to say "hearsay" — but a suggestive one. Thiel has fallen under the sway of Robertson "Rob" Morrow III, a Christian right-wing thinker who has personally donated to NumbersUSA, and persuaded Thiel to make his own, much larger donation.
NumbersUSA is a front organization for anti-immigrant, racist, John Tanton who founded the nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform. The Tanton and NumbersUSA agenda is basically nativist xenophobia with a good dose of anti-Latino hysteria. So make your feelings known to your connections on Facebook. Join the Facebook group asking that Thiel be kicked off the Board of Directors.