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With July event, Coulter & Horowitz are a good match

Aaron Patrick Flanagan • Jun 04, 2015

As of June 4, Ann Coulter’s new book Adios, America was #10 on Amazon’s best seller list and #1 in several Amazon categories, including “Emigration and Immigration Studies” and U.S. Politics.

In promotion of her new book Adios, America, conservative mouthpiece and racial misanthrope Ann Coulter will speak next month before the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s “Wednesday Morning Club.”

The event sees Coulter, perhaps best known as the first-chair dog whistle for the Conservative movement’s orchestra of negativity, being hosted by one of the foremost public funders and leading voices of the organized anti-Muslim movement in the United States, David Horowitz.

Certainly, the pairing is apt.

Coulter’s bigotry is the stuff of GOP primetime TV and keynote billing, but Horowitz is less infamous. A quick glance at some of his past statements and work reflects why he is no less deplorable, though:

  • In a 1999 article for Salon titled, “Guns Don’t Kill Black People, Other Blacks Do,” Horowitz lamented the “melodrama” surrounding “white oppression,” asking, “If blacks are oppressed in America, why isn’t there a black exodus?” The article has been lauded and republished on the virulently anti-black and anti-immigrant website
  • In 2012, Horowitz co-wrote a pamphlet titled “Black Skin Privilege.” In it, he claims the concept of white privilege is a fiction manufactured and perpetuated by the Left. Horowitz and his co-writer argue that real privilege comes not with white but with black skin, which he claims gives “license not only to commit no-fault crimes, but to be openly racist without adverse consequences.”
  • In February 2015, Horowitz admitted he was responsible for a bigoted campaign that saw posters put up on a number of college campuses across the country. The posters targeted the group Students for Justice in Palestine and carried the hashtag “#JewHaters.” The posters were broadly condemned by the universities whose students were targeted and by a chorus of religious organizations connected to their campuses.
  • In 2001, Horowitz published an ad in college campus newspapers titled, “Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery Is a Bad Idea—and Racist Too.” In it, he asks where “the gratitude is from black America,” as without the “sacrifices of white soldiers and a white American president” slavery in America never would have ended.
  • In the same ad, Horowitz claims reparations for slavery have already been paid to black Americans in the “form of welfare benefits and racial preferences.” He adds paying reparations would “burden” the black community with a “crippling sense of victim-hood,” and that it’s not the United States’ fault “blacks can’t seem to locate the ladder of opportunity.”
  • In April of this spring, David Horowitz accepted an invitation from two student groups to speak at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Horowitz’s visit came just two months after the city and university alike were rocked by the execution-style murder of three students at the university. The students were practicing Muslims, and Horowitz’s visit was seen as a gross provocation occurring amidst national outcry and fear over the murders.
  • Horowitz also claims that President Obama would never have been elected president if “he weren’t black,” given his “curious background and radicalism.” He says this is “part of the racism of our society,” that “if you’re black you can get away with murder.”

This isn’t the first time Coulter has been a keynote speaker a DHFC-sponsored event. She has previously attended and spoken at David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend events in 2009 and 2014, which often also feature some of the GOP’s most controversial elected officials. Coulter is also a contributing columnist to FrontPage Magazine, a DHFC-financed online hub of far-right and anti-Muslim bloggers and writers.

The event is scheduled to take place on July 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, CA.

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