Devin Burghart

Devin Burghart

is vice president of IREHR. He coordinates our Seattle office, directs our research efforts, and manages our online communications. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin is frequently quoted as an expert by print, broadcast, and online media outlets. In 2007, he was awarded a Petra Foundation fellowship. more...

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White Nationalist Calls IREHR Part of the “Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy”

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White Nationalist Calls IREHR Part of the “Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy” - 2.3 out of 5 based on 3 votes

After publication of IREHR’s expose on the white nationalist machinations at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, “The Unbearable Whiteness of CPAC,” a white nationalist leader is lashing out.

In the VDARE.com article “Peter Brimelow On The Vast Leftist Conspiracy/ Don't Whites Have Rights Too?” the editor of the white nationalist website called the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights “a Leftist Treason site” and claimed that the article was “yet further evidence of the vast left-wing conspiracy.” 

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The Unbearable Whiteness of CPAC

The Unbearable Whiteness of CPAC - 4.4 out of 5 based on 13 votes

For years, white nationalists found themselves on the outside looking in, faces pressed against the glass to get a glimpse at the movement happenings at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). But the times they are a changing. Not since Pat Buchanan’s racially-tinged insurgent campaign at the 1992 conference have white nationalists found a more hospitable environment in the halls of CPAC.

With the rise of the Tea Party, the doors to CPAC flew open wide in 2010. The same year that CPAC gave the “Ronald Reagan Award” to the Tea Party movement, the far-right John Birch Society, a group kept outside for decades, was allowed to co-sponsor the event for the first time. Others on the far-right were welcomed into the fold, and racist rhetoric about president Obama was allowed center stage. Just like that, CPAC became a white nationalist friendly zone.

Despite a more tightly controlled platform this year, the annual conservative confab did little to disabuse white nationalists of the notion that they were at home, particularly when leaders expressed racially-charged rhetoric and calls for nativist “death squads” were met with raucous cheers from the floor.

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ALERT: This Year’s CPAC Includes Group Lead by White Nationalist

ALERT: This Year’s CPAC Includes Group Lead by White Nationalist - 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 votes

As the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gets set to kick off just outside of Washington DC, the event is already mired in a controversy over white nationalism.
ProEnglish, the white nationalist led English-only outfit that created serious headaches for the conference back in 2012, has quietly been allowed to again be an official exhibitor at CPAC 2014 when it opens today.

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The Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR) is a national organization with an international outlook examining racist, anti-Semitic, white nationalist, and far-right social movements, analyzing their intersection with civil society and social policy, educating the public, and assisting in the protection and extension of human rights through organization and informed mobilization.

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