Heritage Immigration Study Co-Author Penned Articles for White Nationalist Website
Heritage Foundation Analyst Jason Richwine, the co-author of a study claiming the immigration reform bill pending in the Senate would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion, wrote two articles in 2010 for a website founded by Richard Spencer, a self-described “nationalist” who writes frequently about race and against “the abstract notion of human equality.”
Richwine’s two stories for Spencer’s website, alternativeright.com,dealt with crime rates among Hispanics in the United States. alternativeright.com describes itself as “dedicated to heretical perspectives on society and culture—popular, high, and otherwise—particularly those informed by radical, traditionalist, and nationalist outlooks.”
Spencer defines what he means by ‘nationalism’:
“It’s a belief that you are part of an extended family,” he said. “You believe that you are part of something bigger than yourself, it’s an extended family, and you want to pursue the future health of this extended family. That is nationalism properly defined.”
He added: “Race is real. Race has consequences in the real world. Loving your race is healthy and normal. So if that is the definition of racism—which I would think of as nationalism, or you could say racialism—then yes, that is what I believe,” he said. “I think white people should love their history and love their ancestors. Operating on some kind of infantile, abstract notion of human equality is actually a very unusual and unhealthy way to view the world.”
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Jason Richwine has also written for the National Review, which makes him the third National Review author recently discovered to have white nationalist connections (in addition to John Derbyshire and Robert Weissberg): Jason Richwine Archive - National Review Online | National Review Online.