11-17-2016, 01:47 AM
I've been doing some research on Bannon to see if the claim of him being a racist and white nationalist are true or not. I'm having a hard time figuring this out.
The Southern Poverty Law Center put out a petition (see: https://www.splcenter.org/stephen-bannon-has-no-business-white-house) with some tid bits about Bannon. For example, they said "Bannon presided over a news empire where he, according to former staffers, ”aggressively pushed stories against immigrants, and supported linking minorities to terrorism and crime.”"
The website also says: ""We're the platform for the alt-right," Bannon said in July, using a term that is really just a rebranding of traditional white nationalism."
From these quotes it sounds like there could be racism or elements of white nationalism. But I don't know. Maybe the quotes are taken out context or are misunderstood?
What do you guys think? Is Bannon racist or not?