Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum and 18 others to give up cash from leader of group that may have influenced Charleston church gunman
Jon Swaine and Jessica Glenza in New York
"Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof’s manifesto cited the hate group Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) as his gateway into the world of white nationalism. The CCC is the modern reincarnation of the old White Citizens Councils, which were formed in the 1950s and 1960s to battle school desegregation in the South.
For decades, this racist group has had the ear of a number of prominent politicians, both state and federal, many of whom were members of the group and/or attended events put on the by CCC –a group that has referred to African Americans as a 'retrograde species of humanity.”
By Hatewatch Staff on June 21, 2015 - 10:57 am, Posted in Hate Crime, White Nationalism