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Bill White: The Definition of White Supremacy

Stephen Piggott • Feb 20, 2009

When you think of the most evil people that have ever lived the names Hitler and Pol Pot might come to mind. One person who is on a fast track to joining this club is a 31 year-old white supremacist from Maryland named Bill White. White’s key tool is there internet which he uses as his microphone to spread his hate to the rest of the world. He is the self-appointed leader of the American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP).

For years he has hid behind his blog, overthrow.com and used it to spew racist material in an attempt to gain attention. In October the FBI arrested White and brought him to Chicago to awaiting trial for a host of felony charges in connection with Matthew Hale, a violent white supremacist from Illinois.

White is accused of using his blog to threaten a grand juror from the 2004 Hale case. White posted the juror’s personal information including home address in attempt to galvanize someone into harming her. Mathew Hale is currently severing a 40 year sentence in a federal prison for attempting to solicit the murder of a judge, Joan Lefkow.

Judge Lefkow’s husband and mother were murdered in 2005 and shortly after the murders Bill White posted an article on his blog entitled “I Don’t Feel Bad About The Hit On Judge Lefkow — And I Don’t Think Others Should, Either.” He goes on to say, “I don’t feel bad that Judge Lefkow’s family was murdered today. In fact, when I heard the story I laughed. ‘Good for them!’ was my first thought,” White posted on his Web site. “Everyone associated with the Matt Hale trial has deserved assassination for a long time.” White is now facing a separate charge for this hate filled article.

White’s main targets, however, are African Americans. White owns many homes in a black neighborhood in Roanoke Virginia where he has been accused of harassing his black tenants.  He has written numerous hate filled articles on his blog about African Americans including the Jena 6 and former New Jersey Mayor Charles Tyson. In both cases, White posted the personal information of these individuals and encouraged people to hunt them down. White pleaded not guilty on February 11th to the charges filed against him. The judge did not set a date for his trial and did not grant White bail.

Like many white supremacists Bill White craves attention but his loud and obnoxious statements are isolating him more and more from the white nationalist community. Since the election of Barak Obama many white nationalist groups have distanced themselves from far right radicals like Bill White in an effort to gain more support. White’s antics have gone too far and the days of him hiding behind his computer screen and delivering his hateful messages to the rest of the world are long gone. If convicted he could face 55 years in prison. An imprisoned Bill White hurts the ANSWP tremendously but it does not end the fight against racism.

As Americans we must remain vigilant against these evil characters. Even if Bill White gets a hefty sentence it will not mean the end of the ANSWP. There are many people waiting in line to take his place. That being said his arrest is a major victory in the fight against racism and Bill White sits now where he belongs, in a federal prison.

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