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Bad Day for Nativists: Black American Leadership Alliance Exposed…and Punked

Imagine 2050 Staff • Jul 15, 2013

The Black American Leadership Alliance got a heavy dose of #fail at the end of the ‘DC March for Jobs’ today.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) speaking at the July 15 BALA rally with fake DC Jobs March poster.

Aside from having the marchers promote the wrong website, the anti-immigrant movement had their front group exposed to the mass media before the marchers even arrived. The Daily Beast reported on BALA’s establishment by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), and gave a quick and thorough run-down of the anti-immigrant movement to boot.

For some of the other great press highlights:

Ebony Magazine said plainly, “The Black Community Is Not at War with Immigration Reform.” Black Star News matched Ebony’s straightforwardness with an essay titled, “Beware of the Black American Leadership Alliance.”

The liberal-leaning The Nation and New Republic delved into the role race plays in politics with stories titled, “Ugly Opposition to Immigration Reform Comes Back to Capitol Hill” and “The Awkward Racial Politics of Immigration Reform.”

Even the Birmingham News reported on the conflicting reports on attendance, and the connections to white nationalism.

Elsewhere around the web:

ThinkProgress: “White Nationalist Is Behind Black Anti-Immigration Reform March”

America’s Voice: “Tanton Network’s Rally a Mix of Questionable Messages and Messengers

Right Wing Watch: “Meet the Black American Leadership Alliance, the Anti-Immigrant Movement’s Newest Front Group

Media Matters: “Fox News Amplifies Anti-Immigrant Message Meant to Divide Latinos, African-Americans

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