|This article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2011)|
|Slogan||White Identity, Interests, and Culture|
|Type of site||White nationalist online cultural magazine|
|Alexa rank||187,653 (December 2013[update])|
The Occidental Observer is an online publication whose mission statement is to "present original content touching on the themes of white identity, white interests, and the culture of the West." The publication claims that there is great need for efforts such as its own because, "overt expressions of white identity and white interests (or European-American identity and interests) are rarely found among the peoples who founded these societies and who continue to make up the majority." Kevin B. MacDonald, professor of evolutionary psychology at California State University, is a prominent contributor to the publication.
Accusations of racism and anti-Semitism
The Anti-Defamation League has claimed that The Occidental Observer "has become a primary voice for anti-Semitism from far-right intellectuals." Among the articles it cites as evidence for this are a September 24, 2008 article titled "The Sandra Bernhard Monstrosity" charged that "hostility to whites and to Christianity is a mainstream Jewish phenomenon" and a September 12, 2008 article titled "The Washington Post's Willing Executioner?" which according to the ADL, "argued that that Jews want to exterminate American whites."
Response to allegations
In response to allegations of bigotry and the promotion of racist ideology, The Occidental Observer responded that "[it rejects] labels such as 'white supremacist' or 'racist' that are routinely bestowed on assertions of white identity and interests as a means of muzzling their expression. All peoples have ethnic interests and all peoples have a legitimate right to assert their interests, to construct societies that reflect their culture, and to define the borders of their kinship group."
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