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Mauldin, South Carolina resident Roan Garcia-Quintana is involved in several local Tea Party groups and is registered as member on the ResistNet Tea Party faction website. [1] The Cuba-born activist who runs a group called the Americans Have Had Enough Coalition served as “advisor and media spokesman” for the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party rally in Greenville, South Carolina. [2]

In addition to his Tea Party activities, Garcia-Quintana recently joined the National Board of Directors of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), the largest white nationalist group in the country.

A direct lineal descendant of the white Citizens Councils that fought to defend Jim Crow segregation during the 1950s and 1960s, the Council of Conservative Citizens promotes the idea that the United States is or should be a white Christian nation; and that Barack Obama and black people generally oppress white people.

For more on the involvement of the Council of Conservative Citizens in the Tea Party movement, see “Racism, Anti-Semitism and the Militia Impulse.”

Garcia-Quintana is also involved in the anti-immigrant movement in South Carolina. Founder of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, Congressman Tom Tancredo is listed as an honorary chairman of Garcia-Quintana’s Americans Have Had Enough Coalition.

[1] Roan Garcia-Quintana Profile Page, ResistNet website, Accessed September 16, 2010,

[2] Nathan Rager, “Council News,” Citizens Informer, April-June 2010, 15.

Devin Burghart

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