Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo has gotten flack in the past for his connections with alleged white nationalist groups. But now his written words are appearing on a website accused of being a “hate site.”
Last July, the Colorado Confidential reported on VDARE.com, a conservative website that covers immigration issues. On the site, one author has called Hmong people “drug-addicted polygamists.” Another author correlated the United State’s Mexican population with “high teenage birthrates, poverty, ignorance, and disease.”This controversial content led to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights group, to label VDARE a “hate site” in 2003.
In the previous Confidential story, an SPLC spokesman was quoted saying the following about the VDARE’s owner, Peter Brimelow:
On VDARE, an essay authored by the Congressman has been posted about the Denver Public Library and a controversy involving bilingual books, apparently with Tancredo’s permission. Tancredo has also gone on the record defending Brimelow, in Salon magazine.
Brimelow, on the other hand, has admitted to having “white nationalist” authors post on his site, although he claims that they are not “white supremacist.”