A California group with ties to white nationalists released an anti-immigration ad invoking Martin Luther King, Jr. in an attempt to appeal to minorities.
As reported by Raw Story the ad’s “sponsor, which has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is funded by white nationalist John Tanton, a retired Michigan ophthalmologist who founded the Federation for American Immigration Reform to help maintain ‘a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.’”
Raw Story goes on to note that the group sponsoring the ad also has “ties to white nationalist John Vinson, a founding member of the neo-Confederate secession group League of the South.”
Californians for Population Stabilization released the 30-second ad on Tuesday, noting in a press release that “The TV ads are running on several national cable networks, with much of the media buy focused on daytime programming that skews heavily toward unemployed minority audiences.”
The press release went on to state:
The ad features poignant music and stark black and white photos of displaced American workers. A baritone voice asks how Dr. King “would feel about 20% of African-Americans unemployed or underemployed. About giving amnesty and jobs to 11 million illegal aliens with so many Americans jobless. About admitting 30 million more immigrant workers when 17% of Hispanic Americans are having trouble finding work. About Americans of all races not seeing a wage increase in 40 years.” The commercial concludes with the question, “Was THAT Dr. King’s dream?”
You can watch the ad below: