National Association for the Advancement of White People

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National Association for the Advancement of White People
Abbreviation NAAWP
Formation 1980
Headquarters Metairie, Louisiana
Region served
United States

The National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP) is a name that has been used for several white nationalist organizations in the United States,[1] deriving its name from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.[2][3]

The first organization was originally incorporated on December 14, 1953 in Delaware by Bryant Bowles. The following year an article was written on the organization by Time magazine.[4] In September 1955, the Deputy Attorney General of Delaware took action to revoke its corporate charter.

In 1979 David Duke left the Ku Klux Klan and incorporated a new group taking the name of the defunct National Association for the Advancement of White People.[5] It was headquartered in Metairie, an unincorporated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans.

The group has been considered by civil rights advocacy group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, to be a white supremacist organization who distribute "their own hateful propaganda" to white schoolchildren in America.[6]

The organization's views included opposition to affirmative action programs and a strong law and order stance, such as favoring the death penalty and three strikes laws. Its official slogan is: "Equal Rights For All — Special Privileges For None." The slogan was presumably taken from the seventh of the Ocala Demands of the United States Populist (or People's) Party of 1890.

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  1. ^ Applebome, Peter (February 16, 1989). "Klan's Ghost Haunts Louisiana Vote". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Glaberson, William (March 22, 1998). "15 Hate Groups in Region, Monitoring Organization Says". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Heidi Beirch; Kevin Hicks (2009). "White Nationalism in America". In Perry, Barbara. Hate Crimes. Praeger. p. 111. ISBN 978-0275995690. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Education: Racial Flare-Up". Time. 11 October 1954. 
  5. ^ Bridges, Tyler (1995). The Rise of David Duke. University Press of Mississippi. p. 85. ISBN 978-0878056842. 
  6. ^ "Intelligence Report, Fall 2000, Issue Number: 100". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 

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