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Center for Immigration Studies cites publication run by anti-Semite

Stephen Piggott • Mar 03, 2011

This week, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published a new backgrounder report on its website.

In the report, CIS cites an article in the Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies to support an argument in its report.

Interestingly enough, the article is written by one of CIS’ own bloggers, Phillip Cafaro. In fact, the article was originally published as a CIS report and then reprinted in the Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies for its fall 2009 issue.

The general editor of the Journal is British anti-Semite and eugenicist Roger Pearson. Pearson set up the Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies in 1976. He also helped to found the racialist journal Mankind Quarterly.

Pearson is a former organizer for the Northern League, a white supremacist organization which had former Nazi SS officers in its ranks. He was close with white nationalist Willis Carto. The pair merged their respective magazines into one publication which Pearson edited in the 1960s.

In his 1966 monograph, Eugenics and Race, Pearson stated, “If a nation with a more advanced, more specialized, or in any way superior set of genes mingles with, instead of exterminating an inferior tribe, then it commits racial suicide…”

Another one of Pearson’s monographs was based on the work of one of Hitler’s racial theoreticians, Hans Gunther, a friend of Pearson. In the 1970s Pearson’s Council on American Affairs became the U.S. chapter of the World Anti-Communist League (YACL) a network which included cult leaders and neo-Nazis.

Pearson has received thousands of dollars from the Pioneer Fund, a foundation that has a history of promoting the genetic superiority of white, European-Americans. The Pioneer Fund also funded anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Both FAIR and CIS were founded by white nationalist John Tanton.

Pearson’s work is still sold in neo-Nazi publishing houses today, such as the National Vanguard.

Not surprisingly, this isn’t the first time a CIS article has been published in an controversial publication. In 2009, a CIS article written by Steve Camarota was reprinted twice in the anti-Semitic American Free Press (AFP) newspaper. The in the second reprinting, APF used the CIS article as a fundraising tool. CIS stated that they did not give permission for AFP to reprint Camarota’s article.

Imagine2050 contacted Roger Pearson directly about Phillip Cafaro’s article. Pearson stated, “If I remember correctly, it was reprinted with the permission of Center for Immigration Studies.”

Fancy that.

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