Second White Nationalist Appearing At CPAC

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Though gay conservatives aren’t welcome at the Conservative Political Action Confrence this year, at least two white nationalists are appearing at the yearly conservative confab. 

One is Peter Brimelow*, founder of the nativist site VDARE which publishes the works of white nationalists like Jared Taylor, and the other is Robert Vandervoort, who runs a group called ProEnglish and according to the Institute for Research on Education and Human Rights, “was also the organizer of the white nationalist group, Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance,” which is affiliated with Taylor.

They’ll be appearing on a panel titled “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity” alongside National Review‘s John Derbyshire, who believes “that racial disparities in education and employment have their origin in biological differences between the human races,” differences that are “facts in the natural world, like the orbits of the planets.” I’m not sure whether there’s really any daylight between Derbyshire, who is a long-time writer at American conservatism’s flagship magazine, and the two other men he’s appearing with. 

*An earlier version of this post wrongly identified “Peter Brimelow” as “Jay Brimelow.”

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