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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 08:13 AM

Neo-Nazi group's leader is black man who vows to dissolve it

One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it.

Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group's defense against a lawsuit.

The NSM is one of several extremist groups sued over bloodshed at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Stern's filing asks a federal court in Virginia to issue a judgment against the group before one of the lawsuits goes to trial.

Stern replaced Jeff Schoep as the group's leader in January, according to Michigan corporate records. But those records and court documents say nothing about how or why Stern got the position. His feat invited comparisons to the recent Spike Lee movie "BlacKkKlansman" in which a black police officer infiltrates a branch of the Ku Klux Klan.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/neo-nazi-group-s-new-leader-black-man-vowing-to-dissolve-it/506508572/

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Reply Neo-Nazi group's leader is black man who vows to dissolve it (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 2019 OP
ck4829 Mar 2019 #1
underpants Mar 2019 #6
Farmer-Rick Mar 2019 #2
DirtEdonE Mar 2019 #4
underpants Mar 2019 #7
IronLionZion Mar 2019 #3
jayschool2013 Mar 2019 #5
nycbos Mar 2019 #8
volstork Mar 2019 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 08:23 AM

1. That's some grade A activism right there

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 10:18 AM

6. Weapons grade



This is quite a read over my morning coffee.

From the Chicago Tribune article DirtEDonE posted below
"Say what you want about me," Stern said. "But I've done this twice now."

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 09:03 AM

2. How did he ever pull that off?

Way to go.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 09:49 AM

4. How a black California activist 'outsmarted' a neo-Nazi group -- and became their new leader

 

"While serving prison time in Mississippi for mail fraud, Stern formed a relationship with his cellmate and onetime Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Edgar Ray Killen. The KKK leader had been convicted in the "Mississippi Burning" killings of three civil rights workers. Though Killen regularly called Stern a racial slur, he nevertheless granted his cellmate power of attorney over his life story and estate.

Stern was parolled from prison in 2011, and in 2016 he used his legal discretion to dissolve the Klan organization Killen once led.

This was his first successful infiltration - and the lore of Stern's relationship with the KKK leader is what first drew Schoep in.

In 2014, Schoep called Stern without notice to inquire about his relationship with Killen, the activist said. Schoep asked to see the man's prison ID card and said Stern was the first black man his organization had reached out to since Malcolm X. Stern said he searched Schoep's name, discovered he was a white supremacist, then arranged for the two to meet in California for a small race relations summit."

More at the link -
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-black-man-neo-nazi-leader-20190301-story.html

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Response to DirtEdonE (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 10:20 AM

7. "Say what you want about me," Stern said. "But I've done this twice now."

Brilliant.

Thanks this gives more insight into how he did it. He told Schoep the truth about what he, Stern, thought of him and his ideas and everything. Stern sort of stood in the middle of a storm and waited them out. He used their own legend and lore against them.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 09:15 AM

3. Expert level trolling

Well played James Hart Stern

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 10:17 AM

5. I call "Movie Rights"!

Dibs.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 10:42 AM

8. Sounds like the Dave Chappelle's Clayton Bigsby sketch.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 11:09 AM

9. BlackKKansman

Version 2.0.

Well done, sir!

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