The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) placed this beautiful black professor on their list of “hate” people. Dr. Carol M. Swain, Ph.D, is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
An abused child, Dr. Swain grew up in abject poverty (current age 63) to become an intellectual. One would think that the SPLC who pretends to speak for blacks, would hold her up as an example of what a person can do through education, and hard work. But, noooooooooooooo, the SPLC claims Dr. Swain is promoting racial hatred.
THE NEW WHITE NATIONALISM COMPARED WITH THE OLD WHITE SUPREMACISM
Between 2001 and 2003, Dr. Swain researched and wrote a book called “The New White Nationalism: Its Challenges to Integration,” which she saw emerging in America. Her research showed that White Nationalists (WN) differed greatly with the old White Supremacists (WS), and she explained the differences in her book, which drew the attention of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
While the WS possessed hatred of other races and sometimes used violence, the WN did not, and actually had “members” who were Jews. Swain discovered WN were emerging as the result of the injustices post-Baby Boomer generations saw against white Americans. This injustice was fueled, in part, by Affirmative Action and race quotas at colleges, public agencies and private employers, that blocked whites from advancing at many turns. WN noticed the double standard where every other race was encouraged to be proud, but whites who were told they should be ashamed of being white.
Unlike the old WS, the WN were (are) well-educated, well-spoken and promoted persuasion and dialog over violence. They used science and statistics to make their arguments. According to Dr. Swain, WN are just everyday people who don’t hate. They just love their children and grandchild, and want to see them treated fairly, regardless of their “white” skin.
Dr. Swain discusses her findings in a 10 minute video on Facebook, following the Charlottesville Riots: https://www.facebook.com/profcarolmswain/ The reader can judge for him/herself.
SPLC ACCUSED DR. SWAIN OF “SIDING WITH WHITE SUPREMACISTS”
As if “siding with whites” wasn’t enough to gain the wrath of the SPLC, Dr. Swain publicly criticized them in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece:
“The SPLC’s retaliation was vicious and effective. On Oct. 17, 2009, my photo appeared on the front page of my local newspaper, the Tennessean, with the headline “ Carol Swain is an apologist for white supremacists. . . . . This negative article was featured on the front pages of several newspapers and it went viral, especially in black media outlets. The attacks did not subside until this newspaper’s website (WSJ) published a lengthy article titled “In Defense of Carol Swain.”
THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE
It is the current rising up of “white nationalists” that Dr. Swain described 17 years ago, which elected President Trump and has spurred the current American Renaissance. And The Left can’t stand it, so they try to demonize and silence people like Dr. Swain. Some targets wear the mud thrown at them as a badges of honor. You should too, Dr. Swain.