kyledeb: March 2010 Archives



As I just informed readers of Citizen Orange, I published an op-ed this morning alongside Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Clara Long of the Harvard Immigration Project.  I'd also like to thank Sarah Viets of the Center for New Community for her help. 

Please take action by:

  1. Signing this petition: Stop legitimizing hate by providing a platform to Mark Krikorian
  2. Leaving a supportive comment on our op-ed in the Harvard Crimson
The comments in the op-ed are sure to get swarmed by the nativists because of how much they are referenced, so please help out.

In addition to asking for your support, I'd also like to take this opportunity to further elaborate on my opposition to Mark Krikorian speaking at Harvard.  This isn't the first time I've had a run in with Mark Krikorian.  When he came to Boston University a couple of years ago, it inspired this blog post. It's not just his extremist affilations, commentary, and actions that bother me, I think the policies he advocates for are horrific, and they've been adopted at the highest levels of government.
This op-ed was published in the Harvard Crimson this morning.

Tomorrow, Harvard Law School's Latino Law and Policy Conference will hold a panel on "The Future of Immigration Reform" that will address the role of guest worker programs.  Listed as one of the speakers is Mark Krikorian, head of Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigrant group with strong ties to hate groups.

Krikorian is an odd choice for as respected an institution as HLS. The group he heads was established by the racist founder of the modern nativist movement, John Tanton, who has worried about the "educability" of Latinos. "I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that," Tanton wrote in 1993.