Right-wing-personality Ann Coulter once again proved her close ties to white nationalism by speaking at the annual “Writers Workshop” event put on by the anti-immigrant and white nationalist publishing house The Social Contract Press.
Video of the event was uploaded late last month and discovered this week by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit fighting racism.
Coulter led a question and answer session called, “Trump: America’s Last Chance” that was advertised as a discussion about “how this election is the most important in our lifetime, and represents a crucial turning point for America.”
During the event, Coulter attacked the 1965 Immigration Act. Only afterwards, “we suddenly started dumping hijabs and burkas and child rapists and Medicare-fraudsters on the country,” Coulter said.
The event gave plenty of more examples of Coulter’s radical views and connections.
Coulter told the audience her “epiphany” on immigration came after reading white nationalist Peter Brimelow’s 1992 essay, “Time to ReThink Immigration?”
Brimelow is the president of the VDARE Foundation, a nonprofit that warns against the polluting of America by non-whites and Spanish-speaking immigrants. VDARE.com publishes works by white supremacists, anti-Semites, and others on the radical right.
Coulter was introduced by K.C. McAlpin, who leads U.S. Inc., the organization that owns The Social Contract Press (TSCP). McAlpin once described Islam as a “hostile, intolerant, and totalitarian ideology masquerading as a religion. ”
TSCP is a Michigan-based publishing house that has put out a number of racist articles by well-known white nationalists. It’s publisher, John Tanton, was called the “ideological father of the modern nativist movement” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Tanton has ties to known Holocaust deniers, clan members and other extremists.
TSCP’s editor is Wayne Lutton, a longtime member of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, which inspired the Charleston mass shooter Dylann Roof.
Other than Coulter’s Q&A session, presentations included a discussion about the “use and abuse” of immigration visas, the “attack on children trying to learn English” in public schools and the story of the American baseball player who “saved the American flag from desecration 40 years ago.”
In 2015, Coulter published a book called “Adios America” that quotes a number of white nationalists and racists, including Peter Brimelow, Robert Spencer and Fjordman, a Norwegian anti-Muslim blogger who inspired Anders Breivik.
During the event, Coulter confirmed that the Trump campaign reached out looking for an advance copy of the book. “The next thing I know, Donald Trump is on TV and is talking about Mexican rapists!,” Coulter said.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has previously questioned why Coulter seems to be able to remain a mainstream personality despite her overtly racist comments - and that was before her recent remarks.
“Over the past few decades, other white nationalist ideologues such as Pat … have been publicly denounced and marginalized,” they wrote in a blog post last year.
“The main question for TV networks and newspaper columns is why are they not doing the same to Coulter? If one looks at her quotes throughout the years, many strikingly similar things have been uttered by neo-Nazis and hardcore white nationalists.”
Lilly Maier is a news intern at the Forward. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @lillymmaier