Nativism Watch

White nationalist website contributor joins ProEnglish board


Imagine2050 Staff • Mar 08, 2016

Paul Nachman, a Montana anti-immigrant activist and frequent contributor to the white nationalist website VDARE.com, has joined the advisory board of anti-immigrant group ProEnglish.

ProEnglish announced Nachman’s addition to the board of advisors in its Winter 2016 newsletter.

Nachman has been writing for VDARE since 2006 and has contributed more than 300 articles for the website. He is also a founding member of the anti-immigrant group Montanans for Immigration Law Enforcement (MILE), a state contact group for leading anti-immigrant organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). ProEnglish’s founding chairman was FAIR founder and white nationalist John Tanton and ProEnglish continues to operate as a project of Tanton’s philanthropic foundation, U.S. Inc.

Among other things, Nachman has previously used his position at VDARE to laud the writings of white nationalists like John Vinson and the late Lawrence Auster. He has also described a Florida anti-Muslim activist’s public burning of the Qur’an as “an educational demonstration.”

More recently, Nachman has been actively protesting refugee resettlement in Montana. Last month, Nachman gave an anti-refugee presentation at an event organized by a local chapter of anti-Muslim grassroots group ACT! for America. Also speaking at that event was Don Barnett, of the anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Nachman is not ProEnglish’s only connection to VDARE. At the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference, ProEnglish organized a panel discussion, titled “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity,” featuring VDARE founder and white nationalist Peter Brimelow and the virulently anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King (R-IA). ProEnglish staffers, including executive director and white nationalist Robert Vandervoort, have had their letters to VDARE editors published dating back to 2003. While living in Illinois, Vandervoort led the white nationalist group Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance.

The writings of ProEnglish board members Suzanne Mayberry (née Bibby), KC McAlpin, and Phil Kent have been published on the VDARE website.

ProEnglish has also previously hired known white nationalists such as Phil Tignino.

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