Over the past few years, many non-profit and volunteer organizations have had huge financial problems, experiencing the trickledown effect of the credit crisis. Anti-immigrant groups in America are also feeling the squeeze, including the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society (DIS).
DIS held a fundraiser at the end of last year, using its website to garner attention to the event. For people who could not attend, DIS provided info on how to donate via the internet and other means. One of those is making out a check to “U.S. Inc – THE GEORGIA PROJECT,” and sending it to an address in Petoskey, Michigan. Petoskey happens to be the home of white nationalist John Tanton, the architect of the modern day anti-immigrant movement. U.S., Inc. is Tanton’s “umbrella organization,” which he uses to distribute money to anti-immigrant projects throughout the country.
When we take a look at its history, it comes as no surprise that DIS would be soliciting money through this white nationalist organization. Its founder D.A. King is no stranger to the anti-immigrant movement and John Tanton himself. DIS is the Georgia state contact for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the national nativist group also founded by Tanton. King has written for the white nationalist quarterly journal The Social Contract (TSC), also established by Tanton. TSC has a prolific history of bigotry, which includes a proposed moratorium on all Muslim immigration and the hire of renowned homophobe and white nationalist Wayne Lutton as its chief editor.
Though King has tried to distance himself from it, he has also written for VDARE.com, an anti-immigrant blog founded by white nationalist Peter Brimelow. In one post for VDARE, King described a pro-immigrant march he had attended as a “Mexican village,” stating that his “first act on a safe return home was to take a shower.” King has been listed as “senior writing fellow” by Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), another group that falls in with the Tanton Network, that has accepted money from the Pioneer Fund. Pioneer is a foundation that has a history of promoting the genetic superiority of white European-Americans.
King clearly enjoys a strong relationship with Tanton who has donated money to DIS, according to U.S., Inc.’s financial documents. King has also participated in the Social Contract Press’s Writers Workshop, an annual gathering of the anti-immigrant movement’s major players. The Workshop is organized by Tanton’s publishing arm, the Social Contract Press.
As we can see, King and DIS have a long history of bigotry and ties to white nationalists. King has always been adamant that his organization is free of nativism and is simply concerned about the rule of law, but funneling donations through an organization run by a white nationalist demonstrates otherwise.