We Believe That #SourcesMatter
It would be unthinkable for journalists to cite the KKK as a legitimate source in articles about race. It would be unimaginable to cite Nazi leaders in articles about issues impacting the Jewish community.
It should be no different for anti-immigrant hate groups, whose founder is a white nationalist – yet The Washington Post has cited anti-immigrant hate groups 50 times in the first six months of 2018 alone.
Join us in demanding that The Washington Post stop legitimizing hate groups by citing them in their reporting.
Hate groups are on the rise and our country is in the throes of an increasingly emboldened anti-immigrant government. The media, in offering these groups a platform to use their language and perpetuate false narratives of fear and xenophobia, is legitimizing the insidious reasoning used to separate families, spread fear within immigrant communities, and racially profile American citizens.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA are all known anti-immigrant hate groups. Ethical and fair journalists should not reference these organizations or allow them to publish opinion pieces in their publications.
This isn’t a question of censorship – an honest conversation is needed about immigration. In turn, journalists should be honest about the stated agendas of these groups – rooted in eugenics, and maintaining a White demographic majority for generations to come.