Friday, November 19, 2010

iTunes: White Supremacy? ..we've got an app for that!

Imagine 2050 reports that NumbersUSA, an anti-immigrant organization that is part of a network with ties to white nationalists, announced this week that an iPad/iPhone app of the same name was launched on November 9, 2010. It's available now for free download on Apple's iTunes application store.

You can get a free podcast from this group who wants to see "LOWER IMMIGRATION LEVELS" (see logo, above). Here's how they describe themselves:
“NumbersUSA is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy organization that favors an environmentally sustainable and economically just America. It opposes efforts to use federal immigration policies to force mass U.S. population growth and to depress wages of vulnerable workers.”
But Imagine 2050 digs deeper to discover that:
NumbersUSA was founded by John Tanton, a white nationalist nicknamed The Puppeteer for creating the most powerful anti-immigrant movement in the U.S.
Its executive director contributes to Tanton's journal, edited by a man with ties to Council of Conservative Citizens [CofCC], a white supremacist organization. 

So, Apple fans, if this disturbs you at all, you can report this app online or call Apple’s public relations line at (408) 974-2042. I'm all for free speech, but a business like Apple need not provide a platform for bigotry.

1 comment:

One Fly said...

Great post and I agree. Don't use any of it but will make the call.