This is interesting. John Tabin has a post at AmSpec discussing the racism charge that is being leveled against CPAC for allowing ProEnglish to organize a panel on multiculturalism. Tabin’s post, which amounts to a tepid defense of ProEnglish director Robert Vandervoort, includes this CYA caveat:
UPDATE: To be clear, if Vandervoort indeed organized events for an American Renaissance affiliate in Chicago, as a contemporaneous memo from a critical organization suggests, he should explicitly and publicly renounce his old associates; that’s a crowd that no one should touch with a ten foot pole.
Interestingly, Jared Taylor replied in the comments section.
I am the founder of American Renaissance, the group Mr. Tabin says “no one should touch with a ten-foot poll,” but he gives no reasons why AR must be ostracized. Is it because we point out that race is an important element in group and individual identity? that race is a biological reality that should be accepted rather than denied? that people of different races consistently built consistently different societies? that it is normal and healthy for American whites to with to remain a majority in their own country?
All these things are obvious and were taken for granted by virtually all Americans until the 1950s or so. By branding me as an untouchable, Mr. Tabin is cutting himself off from centuries of tradition and common sense.
Jared Taylor, American Renaissance