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White Power Music and Hate Crimes

Monday, 13 August 2012 | A Public Affair
Turn it Down

On Monday August 13th, JoAnne Thrax subbing for Norm Stockwell talked with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Aaron Flanagan of the Center for New Community. They discussed their “Turn it Down” campaign against white power music in the wake of the Massacre at a Sikh temple here in Wisconsin. The shooter, Wade Michael Page, was a member of the white power music scene. “Turn It Down is youth, bands, parents, teachers, and friends in the record industry speaking out, standing up, and turning down the sounds of hate. Thousands of young people and hundreds of bands, record labels, distributors, pressing facilities, and booking agents have joined to work against the spread of hatred. White power music has become the most significant recruiting tool for organized bigots across the globe. It has succeeded in infiltrating numerous youth subcultures, transforming healthy youth rebellion into hardcore white supremacy. The Turn It Down Campaign seeks not to demonize youth culture, but to create a culture that is immune to the hatred and violence that white power music represents by teaming with young people, parents and teachers, and the record industry.” -Turn It Down To read more about Turn it Down: http://turnitdown.newcomm.org/ Listen to the entire program: more »

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