Hate Group Founder’s Post on Homeland Security Board on Hold
We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on white nationalists and tribal separatist hate groups at LGF — meet their black tribal supremacist hate group counterparts.
How could the founder of a virulently racist, anti-Semitic group whose leaders urge violence against whites and the police be appointed to a Dallas group that advises elected leaders on how to improve homeland security?
That’s the burning question, as the Dallas County Commission cancelled a vote today on the reappointment of Aaron McCarthy, founder of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP), to an advisory committee on the county’s emergency management system. McCarthy has served on the group since last September.
County Judge Clay Jenkins said the area’s interim homeland security director suggested to him suspending or disbanding the advisory group because, so far, it’s been redundant and unproductive — not because of McCarthy’s role on it. That’s the reason Jenkins said he asked County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who had appointed McCarthy, to withdraw the name. Price did so.
Jenkins, who is legally responsible for the county’s homeland security efforts, told Hatewatch that he had no prior clue about McCarthy’s link to the New Black Panther Party, which is unrelated to the original black militant group of a similar name, and didn’t know about the group’s hateful message. Under county bylaws, commissioners select and vet their own committee appointees, county spokeswoman Maria Arita told Hatewatch.
McCarthy goes way back with Price. He produced Price’s radio show more than 20 years ago in the Dallas area and has credited Price, a relatively militant black man, for influencing him politically.
McCarthy, who was known as Aaron Michaels in his radio days, founded the NBPP in 1989 or 1990. At first, the group’s main activity was disrupting Dallas school board meetings to push its goal of more black representation. But soon the NBPP edged into ugly hate territory, even sponsoring rallies that featured the extremely militant white supremacist Tom Metzger, a man who shares the NBPP goal of separation of the races.
Leaders of the NBPP blame Jews for 9/11 and claim that Jewish people received advance warning of the attacks - a false conspiracy theory, but one that is popular in white supremacist, neo-Nazi and some black nationalist circles. The NBPP also fingers Jews as responsible for the slave trade.