California State Univeristy, Long Beach psychology professor Kevin MacDonald, a man the Southern Poverty Law Center calls the "neo-Nazi movement's favorite academic," continues to rile community members with language that some say espouses white supremacist and neo-Nazi beliefs.
MacDonald prefers the description "white advocate." As a director of the new political party American Third Position (AP3), he believes that immigration (both illegal and legal) must be stopped in order to preserve American society.
According to the OC Register, part of AP3's mission statement reads: "Government policy in the United States discriminates against white Americans ... white Americans need their own political party to fight this discrimination."
MacDonald's affiliation with AP3 has intensified scrutiny of the professor, especially by the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL has a magazine devoted solely to MacDonald, according to the Register.
On its website, the organization describes connections between MacDonald and other "white advocates," writing:
The degree to which he is revered by some extremists is probably best illustrated by an April 2007 comment made on Stormfront, the world's largest Internet forum for white supremacists and anti-Semites, which said, "To me, Dr MacDonald is much more than a psychology professor at California State University. He is the leader of White people today. He should be the president of a nation, our nation, not a prof [sic]."
MacDonald stands firm in his positions, noting in an interview with KCAL9 that white citizens will be a minority in the U.S in 2042.
"I think the white middle class is scared economically," MacDonald said. "They're concerned about the future of the country. Underlying it, there is a fear of the future. When whites are a minority, there is a concern the country won't be the same anymore."
According to Long Beach Patch, MacDonald has fended off several termination attempts since he started teaching at Cal State, Long Beach in 1985. He has had his classes boycotted and is the subject of a recent scathing Care2 Cause article that asks why he is allowed to continue teaching at the school:
A tenured full professor at a California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), MacDonald has an extensive publishing record of anti-Semitic writings that have made him a favorite of Neo-Nazis. For years, many including the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), have asked, why in the world is he teaching at a public state university, in a part of the country known for its racial and ethnic diversity?
MacDonald's hateful writings warrant the university taking a much more decisive stance about him as a member of its faculty. Is it not possible that students, faculty, staff and others at CSULB feel that their freedom of expression is restricted by having someone with such anti-Semitic, white supremacist views among them?
Earlier this month, university spokesman Rick Gloady said in a statement that the school respects "the right of faculty to engage in research in pursuit of knowledge and to offer different points of view." But, he added, "the personal and academic opinions presented by Kevin MacDonald do not represent the opinions or beliefs of the university or the faculty as a whole. While the university defends academic freedom and freedom of speech, it is important to note that Dr. MacDonald's views are entirely his own."
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