Wednesday, January 27, 2010

 

Virginia: Westin Takes an Anti-Racist Stand

The Westin Washington Dulles Hotel last night confirmed that the conference scheduled by "white nationalist" group New Century Foundation / American Renaissance has been canceled at their hotel.

The "white nationalist" group New Century Foundation / American Renaissance is on the list of "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and is described as "white supremacist" by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). It has been tracked by law enforcement agencies.

The American Renaissance / New Century Foundation website provides a cacophony of White Supremacist hate commentaries mocking Black Americans based on their IQ, arguing that the genetics of Black Americans make them intellectually inferior, and railing against "the color of crime" with comments attacking Blacks and Hispanic individuals. It warns its readers about "Transition to Black Rule" and attacks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's focus is exclusively on a white supremacist perspective on race with books and articles entitled: "Why Race Matters," "Racial Heresies of the 21st Century," and "Race and the American Prospect."

R.E.A.L. (Responsible for Equality and Liberty) and other organizations opposing racism
applauded the Westin Washington Dulles Hotel and Starwood Hotels on their commitment to diversity, and their principled stand on respecting the human dignity and human rights of all of their customers.

DAWN joins these organizations in urging you to contact the Westin Washington Dulles Hotel and let them know how much you appreciate their stand. DAWN also remains committed to an end to racism on both a personal and an institutional level, in both the church and society.



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