Council of Conservative Citizens Networking with Racist Skinheads
Note the concern that I’ve pointed out in the past here: these people recognize that Nazi and KKK regalia are the kiss of death to their attempts to mainstream. So being a nazi, a skinhead, or a full blown KKK member is fine as long as it’s not highly visible. The bigotry of the CCC is cleverly concealed but the veneer is thin.
Seems the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) has some new allies these days. The group’s Tennessee chapter is co-hosting a June 18 barbeque with two notorious skinhead groups, Volksfront and Blood and Honour, according to postings on the chapter’s website and other racist forums. The event, whose contact is firstname.lastname@example.org, is being held for “networking together” and “discussing ideas and plans to make a positive impact on our region.”
The CCC is certainly racist, sometimes crudely so; at one point its website featured a pictorial comparison of Michael Jackson and an ape. But the group has usually been more of a suit-and-tie outfit, rather than the street-fighting types that are typical of racist skinhead groups like Volksfront. In the 1990s, the CCC even attracted mainstream politicians, including then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, as speakers for its events. That all ended after the SPLC documented the CCC’s racism in a 1998 exposé, though state-level politicians still occasionally appear at the group’s conferences.