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Tanton and FAIR Draw the Attention of New York Times Once Again


Imagine 2050 Staff • Apr 30, 2011

After FAIR quietly dropped white nationalist John Tanton from its board this week, The New York Times felt compelled to write a follow-up piece to its feature on the man two weeks ago. Following is an excerpt of what appeared in yesterday’s online edition:

WASHINGTON — On this much, both sides agree: John Tanton, the provocative architect of a national movement to reduce immigration, has quietly left the board of the group he started and helped guide for 32 years.

But when did it happen and what does it mean?

Dr. Tanton, a Michigan ophthalmologist, has been a magnet for criticism since the 1980s, for writings that appear to disparage minorities and for accepting money from a foundation that promoted theories of white superiority.

Continue reading this article at www.nytimes.com.

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