Black mayor of Charlotte, NC blocks pro Caucasian American Renaissance conference

Discussion in 'Politics' started by phenomena, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Jared Taylor of American Renaissance booked his 2011 conference in Charlotte with the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. However, days before the event was to take place, the hotel informed Mr. Taylor it was breaking its contract with him.

    It turned out that Patrick Cannon, who is Charlotte’s mayor pro tem and also a city councilman, had contacted the hotel and pressured it to keep Taylor’s group from meeting. Cannon, a member of the powerful Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus and a life member of the NAACP, sent an email to a constituent that read: “I have all hotels, motels, and gotels [sic] on notice and they seem to be cooperating well still.”

    Taylor held an outdoors news conference at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Governmental Center on January 31st, a raw, cold day. Despite the weather, all the major news organizations attended, including Mi Gente, a Spanish-language publication.
    In his opening remarks, Taylor recapped what the city of Charlotte had done to his group, and asked for an apology, as well as replacement facilities for his conference. He read the text of the email Cannon authored, and announced that another city councilman, Warren Turner, may have also worked behind the scenes to pressure area hotels to deny Taylor and his organization their right to free speech.

    “We think better of Charlotte than this,” he told reporters. “We call on Patrick Cannon and Warren Turner to consider how their actions soil the reputation of their city. We believe they should support free speech. We believe they should take a stand for genuine tolerance of a genuine diversity of ideas.”

    Taylor, who calls himself a “race realist,” said that his group openly advocates for “white interests.” No one in Charlotte objected, he said, when the Latino advocacy group La Raza, which he translated as “The Race,” met there, nor did local government take action when Louis Farrakhan visited, even though Farrakhan has made statements that Taylor characterized as “vile things” about Jews and whites, such as claiming the US government purposely flooded New Orleans to kill blacks.

    The reporter for Mi Gente asked Taylor if his group was white supremacist. He responded that the people of Japan or Israel or Mexico could be called “supremacist” because of those nations’ strict enforcement of immigration laws.

    Then he asked the reporter a question. “Your paper is called ‘Mi Gente,’ which means ‘my people.’ Who are your people?”
    “Everyone,” she said, raising her hands in the air.
    “Everyone?” Taylor asked.
    The reporter shrugged. “The entire Latino community."
    Taylor pounced on this. “And if you wanted to associate with your people, or hold a conference, do you think you would be allowed to do so here in Charlotte?” The reporter busily scribbled notes.

    One group that made no bones about their intention not to support free speech showed up as well. Five protestors who said they were members of Anti-Racist Action approached Taylor. With members of the Charlotte police poised at the edge of the courtyard, one of the protesters yelled obscenities at Taylor as he began to speak.

    When Taylor concluded his Q&A, the reporters turned to the black-garbed protestors. One of them, Michael Behrle, boasted, “American Renaissance will not hold a convention in Charlotte. If they try, it’ll be just like Canada,” referring to the violent disruption of the American Renaissance conference in Halifax in January, 2007.

    “That sounds hypocritical,” said one bystander.

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  2. pspr


    At some point the courts are going to have to accept the constitutional rights of whites and stop all the reverse discrimination. It's a discrace and it pisses a lot of us off to the point of feeling more discriminitory ourselves.
  3. olias


    can't you guys have a little imagination and put yourself into the shoes of a a minority group that, let's be honest, has been discriminated against all their lives? Wouldn't you see the value of being able to come together and fight against this unjust oppression?

    Why the hell do white people feel the need to band together into some political force to further 'white causes'? LMAO

    Reverse discrimination is not 'right', I agree. But I view it as a necessary evil
  4. Here is something to think about for Jared Taylor.

    "A small example: Polygenists maintained that mixed-race children would be sterile, much like mules. Darwin queried his contacts around the world to collect first-hand reports to disprove the point.

    If Darwin's intent was to prove the biological connectedness of all humanity, then he succeeded brilliantly; he demolished the scientific justification for slavery prevalent in his time. Yet, ironically, more than a few bigots and crackpots have tried to use his ideas to justify further racism, starting soon after the publication of On the Origin of Species with the vogue for "social" Darwinism. Darwin detested those attempts, which were so at odds with what Desmond and Moore call his "sacred cause."
  5. da-net


    This quote is appropriate for this discussion.

    "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
    — Abraham Lincoln
  6. pspr


    Good quote. I guess Obama cast aside that quote from Lincoln when he was using him for a model.

    But, alas, it's not from Lincoln.
  7. Lucrum


    And some view it as simply an extension of political correctness run amok.
  8. Discriminated against their whole lives? Funny, I see lots of programs for non whites, which allow them extra money for education, lower entry standards for admissions to university, and force companies to hire certain amounts of nonwhites. Indeed much of the stimulus package money was designated to go to anyone but whites... At any university you will find groups for blacks, latino outreach programs, and that's perfectly fine but any white only group would immediately thrown off campus.. There are also laws which are enforced only on the behalf of nonwhites, when they are victimized by white perpetrators, called "hate crimes". Yet whites are the by far the biggest victims of interracial crime (by 1000-1200%), but these laws are only enforced AGAINST whites. There are federal guidelines which mandate eased lending criteria in some cases too. Eased lending criteria for nonwhites that is... So it seems that most of the discrimination is in fact against white, not non whites... Yet if whites attempt to come together and fight against this unjust oppression, it's banned... Non whites are taught to be ethnocentric and relish their culture and heritage, they even have "black history months". But white children are taught how evil and oppressive their ancestry is, and are taught to be ashamed of their culture and heritage. So, who was it again who was "discriminated against their whole lives"?

    Why do why people feel the need to band together to further group interests? Why can't they? It's perfectly acceptable for every other racial group to organize along racial lines, and legitimate for them to have and pursue group interests, yet it's not okay for whites to do so? A bit of a double standard, don't you think? Not only is it illegitimate, but politicians and officials band together to intimidate companies to foiling it!!! What are they so intimidated by, I wonder???

    LOL@ "reverse discrimination". As if it's just implicit that white people are inherently oppressors, somehow uniquely evil, and all nonwhites are inherently victims of the big evil white people... And if it's not white people doing the discriminating it's "reverse discrimination. What a joke...

    Ahh, so discrimination against whites is a "necessary evil".... interesting... A moral imperative... I see...

  9. Yet another example of the double standard employed by liberals. They demand tolerance for their positions, no matter how harmful, perverted or insulting. As an example, there has been a non-stop circus over the fact the Smithsonian pulled one offensive piece from a homosexual art exhibit. Raw political coercion to shut up a group that is un-PC? The mainstream media couldn't care less.

    This is why people ar buying guns in large numbers. We know when push cpomes to shove, we won't be able to rely on the government of places like Charlotte to protect us.
  10. Lucrum


    As if we needed another one.
    #10     Feb 4, 2011