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There Goes the Neighborhood: June 16, 2017

Imagine2050 Staff • Jun 16, 2017

There Goes the Neighborhood is a weekly series from Imagine 2050 staff highlighting upcoming nativist events.

This week, events in North Carolina, Texas, Michigan, and Tennessee.

Today and tomorrow, June 17, the Civitas Institute is holding its Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Speakers at the event include Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton and Center for Immigration Studies Executive Director Mark Krikorian, both of whom are members of the far-right strategy coalition Groundswell. Breitbart News’s Brandon Darby is also slated to speak. One of the event’s headliners will be Nigel Farage, the former leader of the far-right United Kingdom Independence Party. Farage stepped down as UKIP leader following last year’s Brexit referendum. UKIP failed to secure a single parliamentary seat in last week’s U.K. general election, leading Farage to suggest he may return to electoral politics soon.

Also today, June 16, Stephen Steinlight of the anti-immigrant think tank Center for Immigration Studies, will speak in Tyler, Texas. Steinlight will speak at a lunch meeting organized by Grassroots America We the People. Steinlight has addressed the Texas group twice before and spoke at Texas anti-immigrant group Texans for Immigration Reduction and Enforcement’s April 2017 meeting. In July 2014, Steinlight told a Florida Tea Party group that he supports the public execution of President Obama.

“We all know, if there ever was a president that deserved to be impeached, it’s this guy,” Steinlight said. “Alright? And I wouldn’t stop. I would think being hung, drawn, and quartered is probably too good for him.”

On Monday, June 19, racist demagogue David Horowitz will speak in Novi, Michigan. Horowitz will be the keynote speaker at the Oakland County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Last month, Horowitz received an award from the virulently anti-Muslim American Freedom Alliance.

Finally, on Wednesday, June 21, the local chapter of anti-Muslim grassroots group ACT for America will host a presentation by disgraced former FBI agent and conspiracy theorist John Guandolo in Memphis, Tennessee. Through his consulting outfit, Understanding the Threat (UTT), Guandolo travels the country giving presentations to anti-Muslim groups and, more troublingly, law enforcement agencies. Guandolo gave similar presentations in South Dakota last week.


Additional information on these events and others can be found in the map below. A red star indicates events scheduled for next week.

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