Adviser to Turning Point USA sends newsletter "so racist" it could "make a Ku Klux Klansman blush"

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  10 comments

By:   Alex Henderson (Salon)

Adviser to Turning Point USA sends newsletter "so racist" it could "make a Ku Klux Klansman blush"
Talking Points Memo first reported on the newsletter from an adviser to a pro-Trump GOP group

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Pro-Trump Republicans often engage in subliminal racism or "dog whistle" attacks — that is, code words that they will insist aren't racist. But when Florida resident Rip McIntosh, an adviser to far-right Trumpista Charlie Kirk's Turning Point USA, sent out a fundraising newsletter on April 29, there was nothing subtle or subliminal about the racism in the newsletter.

In the newsletter, Talking Points Memo's Nick R. Martin reports, someone going by the pen name E.P. Unum wrote that Blacks have "become socially incompatible with other races" and that "American Black culture has evolved into an unfixable and crime-ridden mess." Martin described Unum's rant as being "so racist it might make a ku klux klansman blush."

According to Martin, the newsletter that McIntosh e-mailed, "also said White people aren't racist but 'just exhausted' with Black people. It portrayed post-Civil War America as a 150-year-long 'experiment' to see whether Black people could be 'taken from the jungles of Africa,' enslaved, and then integrated into a majority-White society. It said that experiment had failed."

McIntosh is on Turning Point USA's advisory council. Although McIntosh is 85, Turning Point is a youth outreach organization; its mission is to convert Millennials and members of Generation Z into far-right Republicans.

Martin explains, "The newsletter, which McIntosh says has more than 25,000 subscribers and which he sometimes publishes as often as five times a day, is frequently filled with culture war rants, conspiracy theories, racism, and other types of bigotry, but this e-mail stood out even among that toxic stew. In an interview, McIntosh said neither Turning Point nor its co-founder Charlie Kirk, whom he considers to be a personal friend, has any role in the publication of his newsletter. McIntosh also denied writing the essay, which was published under the fictitious byline 'E.P. Unum.'"

McIntosh told Talking Points Memo and The Informant that E.P. Unum is "a nom de plume of a friend" who "doesn't want his name out there because he's a teacher" and "doesn't want to be canceled."

Unum's racist rant in the newsletter was headlined, "On the Question of Systemic Racism in the United States."

Martin writes, "McIntosh acknowledged that the essay, which it turns out borrowed heavily from an article first published years ago on a prominent racist website, was 'a bit extreme,' but said he had no regrets about publishing it. He also said he believed both Turning Point and Kirk would stand by him.

Unum's rant wasn't the first time someone associated with Turning Point USA has been overtly racist. Martin recalls, "One of the most prominent examples of racism within the organization came in 2017 when Turning Point parted ways with Crystal Clanton, a white woman who was Kirk's second-in-command. The New Yorker's Jane Mayer, as part of a larger article looking at allegations of racial bias and financial issues within the organization, reported that Clanton sent a text message to a colleague that said: "I HATE BLACK PEOPLE. Like fuck them all … I hate blacks. End of story."

Martin adds, "In 2018, HuffPost reported that Shialee Grooman, a White woman who replaced Clanton, had previously used the N-word on social media and bragged, 'I love making racist jokes.' The news site also uncovered other examples of Turning Point employees and volunteers using racist and anti-gay slurs in text messages and on social media."


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
Advisor To Major Pro-Trump Group Runs Racist Newsletter (msn.com)

A very racist email

“On the Question of Systemic Racism in the United States” was published by McIntosh in late April. It stood out among the other essays he’d emailed to his subscribers. While many were explicitly racist, this was stark in its length and repeated disparagement of Black people.

“For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites,” the essay said. “The hypothesis to be tested: Can people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a nation where the majority of its citizens are white?”

The essay eventually concluded that the “experiment has failed.” It listed the reasons:

The fundamental problem is that American black culture has evolved into an un-fixable and crime-ridden mess. They do not want to change their culture or society and expect others to tolerate their violence and amoral behavior. They have become socially incompatible with other   races   by their own design, not because of the racism of others — but by their own hatred of non-blacks. No matter how many dollars are given to them, they believe they are entitled to more because they are descendants of slaves. And, so today, black advocates and politicians pandering to blacks for their votes are now clamoring for “reparations” to compensate blacks for the “sin of slavery.”
 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

To summarize,

Turning Points USA is a major pro Trump conservative group, led by a guy named Charlie Kirk. The right wing propagandist Candace Owens worked for Turning Points USA before striking out on her own over the past couple years. 

This man named Rip Mc intosh is described as a mentor to Charlie Kirk and is evidently allowed to use the Turning Points USA logo on his newsletter he e-mails out to subscribers. Mc Intosh reprinted a racist screed he received from one of his subscribers. 

“For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites,” the essay said. “The hypothesis to be tested: Can people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a nation where the majority of its citizens are white?”

The essay eventually concluded that the “experiment has failed.” 

The fundamental problem is that American black culture has evolved into an un-fixable and crime-ridden mess. They do not want to change their culture or society and expect others to tolerate their violence and amoral behavior. They have become socially incompatible with otherracesby their own design, not because of the racism of others — but by their own hatred of non-blacks. No matter how many dollars are given to them, they believe they are entitled to more because they are descendants of slaves. And, so today, black advocates and politicians pandering to blacks for their votes are now clamoring for “reparations” to compensate blacks for the “sin of slavery.”

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I wish some enterprising young , or old, reporter would ask Trump to comment on this. Charlie Kirk is a friend of Trump's. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Not surprising at all.

 
 
 
CB
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4  CB     3 weeks ago

Yeah, use one's wealth, power, and influence to continuously and consistently undermine Black American success and then heckle Blacks wholly as not having legs to stand up on: Brilliant propaganda!

Makes one wonder why some conservatives are phobic about leaving home without being 'strapped'! (If you don't mess over people, 99.99 percent of the time you won't need to carry a gun around.

I wonder what 600x200 old 'I will be "guesting" on Turning Point, U.S.A  from time to time' once gone (circa 2018) has to say about this. I will be checking "Ms. Thang's" Twitter feed for updates (tomorrow). That is, she has written nothing on Twitter about this as of yet!

 
 
 
CB
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4.1  CB   replied to  CB @4    3 weeks ago

Update: 'Ms. Thang' Candace Owens has not written anything overnight about this while she is so bothered by Black Americans independence while being under conservative control!

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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5  Bob Nelson    3 weeks ago

There's nothing that would surprise if posted to NT. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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6  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Gee, not one "conservative" replied to this seed. 

I suppose they believe racism ended when Obama was elected. 

 
 
 
Ender
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6.1  Ender  replied to  JohnRussell @6    3 weeks ago

According to some republicans, it ended a long time ago...

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @6.1    3 weeks ago

And to others, it never existed.

 
 
 
Ender
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6.1.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @6.1.1    3 weeks ago

Yep. One only has to ask Glen Beck and his nazi paraphernalia. 

 
 
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