Cleveland TN Newspaper Slanders Local Group
Posted on: 2008-03-29 16:21:22
In wake of unsolved vandalism Cleveland Daily Banner lists Council of Conservative Citizens as a "hate group" -- according to the SPLC
While there appears to be no organized Klu Klux Klan in Cleveland, there is a Council of Conservative Citizens chapter, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
According to the organization’s Web site, the Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.
The SPLC was founded in Montgomery, Ala., the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. The SPLC was founded by attorneys Morris Dees and Joe Levin. Its first president was civil rights activist Julian Bond.
The organization devoted to constitutional protection for all* began investigating hate activity in 1981.
According to its latest figures, there were 888 hate groups operating across the nation. There are 38 hate organizations in Tennessee. There are three groups in Southeast Tennessee. There is Revolutionary Order of the Aryan Republic, Neo-Nazi, Chattanooga; Brotherhood of Klans Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Dunlap; Council of Conservative Citizens, in Cleveland.
According to the center, white nationalist groups espouse white supremacist or white separatist ideologies, often focusing on the alleged inferiority of nonwhites.
The groups range from those that use racial slurs and issue calls for violence to others that present themselves as serious, non-violent organizations and employ the language of academia. For many years, the largest white nationalist group in America has been the Council of Conservative Citizens, a reincarnation of the old White Citizens Councils that were formed to resist desegregation in the 1950s and 1960s.
*To date we are not aware of the SPLC vigorously defending European Americans from the effects of non-white slander and / or non-white criminal assault. -- EDITOR