Robert Stacy McCain’s Neo-Nazi Friend Is Ordered to Pay $545,000
Bill WhiteRobert Stacy McCain’s neo-Nazi pal Bill White, who McCain met at a 2002 conference of the white nationalist group American Renaissance, is currently serving a two and a half year sentence for intimidating two of the plaintiffs in a civil case and threatening two other people. On Friday in Roanoke, Virginia, White lost that civil suit and has been ordered to pay more than a half million dollars in damages: Neo-Nazi White’s vitriol costs him $545,000.
Hateful words can carry a high price — $545,000 in the case of racist rabble-rouser William A. White.
That was the amount a jury awarded in damages against White on Friday after hearing testimony about how he directed racial slurs and veiled threats against five black women who filed a discrimination lawsuit against their white landlord in Virginia Beach.
As the commander of a now-defunct neo-Nazi organization in Roanoke, White became so angry when he learned of the lawsuit in May 2007 that he fired off letters to the women that began: “Dear Whiney Section 8 N——-.”
It was a tactic that White — described by one hate watch group as perhaps America’s loudest and most obnoxious neo-Nazi — employed for years against countless targets before he was jailed in 2008 on charges of making racially motivated threats.
White is serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence. Any hopes he holds of resuming a white supremacy movement upon his release appeared dashed by Friday’s civil verdict.
Robert Stacy McCainBill White is also known at LGF for being a friend of white supremacist blogger Robert Stacy McCain; when McCain worked for the Washington Times, he was responsible for getting several pieces by White published in the newspaper. And McCain frequently posted articles from White’s racist hate site overthrow.com at FreeRepublic, using the name “BurkeCalhounDabney” — a pseudonym based on the name of an infamous pro-slavery Confederate apologist.
Robert Stacy McCain continues to be linked frequently in the right wing blogosphere, and continues to write for the American Spectator, Hot Air, and Pajamas Media, despite his open associations with neo-Nazis and white supremacists and his own overtly racist statements.