The rise of white supremacist Hispanics

Nick Fentes, Identified as “White Supremacist” in the Justice Ministry’s submissions made the headline Last week hosting White supremacist conference in Florida. His father is also half Mexican-American.

Big picture: Fuentes is part of a small but increasingly visible far-right provocateur with a Hispanic background that spreads a racist and anti-Semitic message.

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News promotion: Cuban American Enrique TarrioFormer leader of Proud Boys, a group that the Anti-Defamation League calls a radical group on a violent agenda, was arrested and charged on Tuesday. In a plot In connection with the January 6th Parliamentary riots.

What they are saying: Experts say that Axios’ far-right extremism within the Latin community comes from three sources: the Spread of false alarms online; And protracted anti-black, Anti-Semitic view Among American Latinos, who are rarely openly discussed.

  • In an interview, Brian Levin, director of the Center for Hatred and Radicalism at California State University, said this trend was “part of a mutation that occurs as racist fringes try to become more mainstream. “.

  • Racism is deeply rooted in Latin America and the Caribbean, where slavery was common. “In Latin America, white supremacy is alive and well.”

  • Even families who have stayed in the United States for generations can often bring those prejudices to them.

Line spacing: US trends fueled by President Donald Trump’s presidency and pandemic process extend beyond movement leaders to a broader network of participants, some in the face of hate crime charges. There is.

  • last month, Jose Gomez IIIA 21-year-old woman in Midland, Texas, has pleaded guilty to three charges in federal court for committing a hate crime by attacking an Asian-American family, including two children.

  • 2018, Alex Michael Ramos, A Puerto Rican living in Georgia was sentenced to six years in prison by the Virginia District Court for beating a black man in Charlottesville, Virginia, following a “Unite the Light” rally.

  • Christopher Ray Monzon, Cuban-American man and member of neo-Southern Army Group League of the SouthWas arrested in 2017 for attempting to assault anti-racist protesters in Hollywood, Florida. He later resigned from the group and said: Regret using a slur For blacks and Jews.

environment: Fentes spoke at a conference in Orlando that was talked about after U.S. Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene (Republican Party) accepted an invitation to speak. His own comment:

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wears a shirt to support police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of killing George Floyd. Photo: Chandan Kanna via Getty Images / AFP

But, but, but: Mark Pitcavage, a senior researcher at ADL’s Center for Radicalism, told Axios that there is a limit to how far-right Latin activists can be accepted by white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

  • According to Pickabage, some 4chan and 8chan militants have disqualified the Latin heritage of Fentes from talking about white supremacism. Meanwhile, some of the Proud Boys white supremacists have dismissed Tario as a leader, but so far he has endured criticism, said Pickabage, who is watching the chat.

Tario’s lawyer, Lucas Dansie did not respond to emails asking for comments. Fuentes’ American First Foundation also did not respond to requests for comment.

What we are seeing: American Latino identified as Multi-LatinAccording to the latest report, l has skyrocketed in the last decade, but those identified as white only have dropped significantly. Census.. “

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Editor’s Note: This story was first published on March 10th.

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