Yesterday, Imagine2050 broke a story about Jon Feere, a staffer for the anti-immigrant group Center for Immigration Studies, providing commentary for the anti-Semitic newspaper, American Free Press. In the Press article, the journalist interviewed both Feere and also D.A. King, leader of the Georgia based anti-immigrant group, the Dustin Inman Society.
King is widely regarded as the most prominent anti-immigrant player in Georgia and though he would deny it, has a long history of racist ties. DIS is the Georgia state contact for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the national nativist group also founded by white nationalist John 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 proposing a moratorium on all Muslim immigration and the hire of renowned homophobe and white nationalist Wayne Lutton as its chief editor.
King has tried to distance himself from the fact that 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 within the Tanton Network. CAPS, like FAIR, accepted money from the Pioneer Fund, a foundation that has a history of promoting the genetic superiority of white European-Americans. Most recently, King began to solicit funds through John Tanton’s financial umbrella organization, U.S., Inc.
King may not have known that the newspaper he provided commentary for is notoriously anti-Semitic, but that is no excuse. One look on the American Free Press website would have shown him all he needed to see. For years, King has scoffed at immigrant and civil rights groups in Georgia who have pointed out his racist ties but as we can see from this week’s latest scandal, King simply cannot distance himself from bigotry.