Kevin MacDonald, a psychology professor at Cal State Long Beach, has been called a white supremacist, neo-Nazi and an anti-Semite.
He recently told the Orange County Register he is a “white advocate.”
By any label, he attracts controversy like a lightning rod. His viewpoints have led students in the mixed bag that’s Southern California to boycott his classes, CBS Los Angeles reported, and challenge his stance, as recorded on Youtube.
The university says it defends MacDonald’s academic freedom and freedom of speech, but his personal and academic opinions are entirely his own, CBSLA wrote.
Care 2, a public advocacy website, published an essay this week about MacDonald titled: “Why Is A White Supremacist a Professor at Cal State University?” The blunt editorial asserted that students’ rights weren’t protected on the diverse campus in Long Beach.
The editorial detailed the anti-Jewish and anti-immigration writings that have made him popular in neo-Nazi circles. It quoted extensively from a recent article he wrote for the Occidental Observer, a website he edits on “themes of white identity, white interests,” according to the mission statement.
In the essay, headlined “Disenfranchised White Males: Time for Secession,” he analyzed minority voting patterns — especially those of Jews and Asians — and concluded that the Republicans’ strategy to recruit more Hispanics was misguided: “What we have here is a situation in which around 70 percent of traditional American White men (correcting for the overly inclusive White’ category used by the media) are now pretty much officially disenfranchised in a country where they see themselves as the founding population. That’s a lot of angry White men.”
¶Women’s issues and wind energy will join middle-class tax cuts as part of President Obama’s platform on Wednesday and Thursday as he campaigns yet again in Colorado, a vital swing state where a new poll underscored his vulnerability to voters’ doubts about the economy.
¶In the first of four stops, Mr. Obama will be introduced on Wednesday afternoon at the University of Colorado in Denver by Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School graduate who earlier this year became the face of women’s reproductive rights after Congressional Republicans blocked her from testifying about insurance coverage of contraception. Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio personality, later referred to her as a prostitute; he apologized after a furor caused some corporate sponsors to defect from his program.
¶Mr. Obama’s emphasis on reproductive rights suggests an effort to solidify his backing among women, who are the mainstay of his support and offset his weakness among white males. In Colorado, his lead over the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, among women is not as wide as it is nationally and in other swing states, according to