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Keeping the Hard-Core Racist in the Dog House in South Carolina

By June 4, 2013July 14th, 2015No Comments1 min read

On May 24, IREHR published an article detailing the white nationalist, Tea Party and anti-immigrant activities of Roan Garcia-Quintana, who South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley had named as a co-chair of her re-election campaign. Four days later, Gov. Haley asked for and received Garcia-Quintana’s resignation from that post.  While it is difficult to know what exact sequence of events led to the rejection of this white nationalist-Tea Partier, we do know that IREHR was the first to publish a catalogue of his misdeedsWashington Post reporter Mary Curtis did cite IREHR’s 2010 report Tea Party Nationalism, which contained the relevant information on Garcia-Quintana, although she did not mention it by name but by inference as a “NAACP-backed report.”

Devin Burghart

Author 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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