Are White Supremacists Behind the Battle Over Birth Control?
1 year ago
A white supremacist goes on the record with Loop 21
When you’re a writer, being pitched stories inspired by various conspiracy theories by friends, family and total strangers, becomes a fact of life.
So does ignoring most of them.
So when I first began hearing murmurs that there was much more to the political battle over contraception than simply the usual culprits — sexism, misogyny and political posturing — I was skeptical. But as more and more people who I don’t consider your usual, run-of-the-mill conspiracy nuts began mentioning one theory in particular regarding the true motivation behind the battle over contraception, and the larger war on women in general, I began to wonder. Could they all be on to something?
Now thanks to my recent interviews with a prominent white supremacist and one of the nation’s foremost experts on them, I don’t have to wonder any longer. Let’s just say that for some, the battle over birth control is part of a much bigger, long- term culture war. Not a culture war over religious freedom, as some would have you believe, but a war over the browning of America.
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Newly released census data has confirmed that for the first time in our nation’s history, post-colonial history, white babies are no longer the majority. According to Mark Potok, a Senior Fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, the shifting racial demographics in America has fueled what he calls an “explosion” in hate groups in recent years. “The radical right has expanded just explosively over the last three years. It’s been quite stunning.” He went on to explain that the explosion has been fueled by three factors: the economic collapse in recent years, the election of Barack Obama and lastly, “the most important reason for this growth is the changing racial demographic of this country, specifically the idea that whites will soon lose their majority.”