Nativism Watch

NumbersUSA, Roy Beck and the Council of Conservative Citizens

Anu Joshi • Jun 25, 2015
Beck at CofCC National Conference

Roy Beck, head of the anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA, has gone to dramatic lengths to ward off accusations of racism directed at him and NumbersUSA. But the truth is, through NumbersUSA, Beck is carrying on the mission and legacy of his mentor, John Tanton, founder of the hate group the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Here’s John Tanton talking about immigration and white supremacy in the United States:

“I’ve come to the point of view that for European American Society and culture to persist requires a European American majority, and a clear one at that.”

Does that sound familiar to anyone else? Here’s an excerpt from the Council of Conservative Citizens Statement of Principles:

“We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority in our lifetime.”

Now, Beck has done what he can to distance himself from this troubled white nationalist past, going as far to say:

“But ‘whatever our past may have been’ was the same as what we are now. NumbersUSA has never had connections with white supremacists — not in the past, not in the present, not in the future.”

The problem is, Beck’s just straight out lying, because he thinks he can hide the fact that he worked with the Council of Conservative Citizens in the late 90s to spread his anti-immigrant message. Don’t believe me? Good thing there’s a photo:

CofCC National Conference (NC)

So, as far as Beck’s assertion that he “never had connections with white supremacists,” the truth is, Roy Beck is just a big fat liar. (h/t Eric Ward)

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