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    Iye, yi, yi, talk about psychotic, too much!!! Lynne ... From: multiracialbookclub Date: Sunday, December 10, 2006 5:48 pm Subject: Leo
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      Iye, yi, yi, talk about psychotic, too much!!!

      Lynne

      ----- Original Message -----

      From: multiracialbookclub <soaptalk@...>
      Date: Sunday, December 10, 2006 5:48 pm
      Subject: 'Leo Felton' -- A Mixed-Race
      Racist / Racial Supremacist
      To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com


      Leo Felton


      Leo Vincelette Felton (born in 1970 in Silver Spring, Maryland)
      is a man who is of a White / Black Mixed-Race ancestral lineage
      -- and who also happens to be a White supremacist as well.



      Felton was convicted of bank robbery and of also
      plotting to blow up both the "black" and Jewish
      landmarks throughout Boston, Massachusetts.

      The Early Years

      Leo's father, Calvin Felton (b. 1930), is a Mixed-Race
      man whose origins are 1/2-Black and 1/2-White,
      while his mother, Corinne Vincelette (b. 1931),
      is a former nun is actually of Jewish descent.

      When Leo was two years old, his mother suddenly
      announced herself to be a lesbian; divorced his father;
      started a new life with another Jewish woman; used
      her personal connections to take custody of Leo; and
      then decided to raise him in an all-White suburb ---
      along with her new partner's two all-White children.

      When he was 9 years old, his mother decided that she also
      wanted to now have him institutionalize (a decision that
      both he and his father agree that this was unnecessary)
      and he was sent to the Psychiatric Institute of Washington.

      According to a psychologist's report prepared before
      his sentencing, Felton now sees himself as
      "his mother's `social experiment' -- a physical
      manifestation of ''her ... views about race in society".

      The story of Felton's institutionalization,
      as described in the court psychologist's
      report, is a disturbing one.

      He spent most of the next four years in
      various hospitals and residential homes.
      According to Leo, after a few months, each
      institution tried to discharge him, but each
      time his mother was able to convince the
      people in charge that Leo "needed" to stay
      --- [even] over the objections of his father.


      (Leo Felton's Father, Calvin, who has one White parent
      and one Black parent -- protested against Felton's
      mother's constant institutionalizing of his son.)

      When state school administrators concluded
      that Felton did not need further residential
      treatment, his mother hired an attorney,
      sued and got the decision reversed.

      Though Felton and his father say he did not have any
      serious psychological problems before he went into
      these institutions, by the time he came out, at the
      age of 14, he was angry, confused and antisocial.

      He "felt marginalized,'' he says.

      ''My whole world prior to prison was White,''.
      ''My experience was nothing `Mixed' or
      "black" or `Multicultural' ? Ever!''

      Thereafter he committed a series of petty thefts
      which "he" has attributed to a combination of his
      institutionalization --- along with his new-found
      belief that his body contained some varying
      degrees of "aggressive Black-"Racial" DNA".

      The Prison Years

      He was imprisoned between 1990 and 2001
      for the assault against / attempted murder
      of a cab driver during a road rage incident.

      While incarcerated Felton began to observe how
      different "races" reacted when societal stigmas
      over racism were not in action to civilize conduct.

      He claims that the Whites in prison were under a
      continual state of siege by the `non-White' "races".

      In prison he became an organizer for White supremacist
      day groups, organizing book reviews and exercise while
      [clearly] obscuring the fact of his Mixed-Race ancestry.

      Felton's transformation -- what he called ''the circuitous-
      route I took to becoming 'White,' in quotation marks''
      -- started, he said, as soon as he arrived in prison.

      He spent the first two years of his sentence in New York
      City, first in the Brooklyn Correctional Facility
      and then on Riker's Island.

      Descent into Racial Supremacy

      What he encountered in prison was a prison culture that
      was violent and frightening and racially-segregated.

      Whites were in the minority and felt threatened.
      "There was definitely a siege mentality among Whites.''

      Felton began to extrapolate from the black prisoners
      around him to "Black culture" at large.
      What he was seeing on Riker's Island, he
      decided, was "the true face of Black" ?

      He stopped telling people about his half-Black
      father, and he found that his fellow inmates
      just assumed he was a mono-racial 'White'.

      He belonged, he decided, on the
      White side of the prison's color-divide.


      While he was in prison, he said,
      ''the idea of "White culture"
      became symbolic to me.
      I mythologized it.''


      ''The only people that I had anything in common
      with all happened to be White,'' he said. '
      'We were surrounded on all sides
      by `an antagonistic alien presence'.
      We stuck together.''


      Looking back on the teasing he'd received as a child,
      he found himself taking the side of his tormentors.

      He stopped blaming the racists who
      had antagonized him in his youth.

      Instead, he blamed his parents ?
      for "transgressing against
      the laws of nature"

      It was easy for Felton to convince himself that
      his evolving racist beliefs were innate and
      instinctive, even fundamentally human.

      But that didn't satisfy him.

      Despite the fact that he never graduated from high school,
      Felton is in many ways an intellectual, and he wanted to
      be able to intellectualize his own racial anxiety, to find a
      coherent philosophy that could let him understand his own
      place in the divided racial world that he saw around him.

      He is a man who likes arguments and diatribes
      and doesn't like being wrong, and he wanted
      to be able "to build an airtight case", with
      citations and footnotes, for his racist beliefs.

      Felton began reading pamphlets and magazines
      distributed by contemporary American fascist
      groups, and he read the writings of Adolf
      Hitler and various Nazi ideologues.

      But he couldn't escape one crucial
      fact in those racist doctrines: ---
      race, for them, was "a biological fact".

      Felton, to those writers, and to most of the racists with
      whom he had begun to correspond and associate, was
      indisputably [both viewed and also categorized as
      being] "black" (whatever his appearance) and thus
      part of an "inferior race", someone to be shunned.





      It was a situation that seemed to Felton not so
      much ontologically `wrong' as simply "unfair".

      ''I had an investment in these ideas that
      most people in `the movement' didn't have,''
      he said, ''despite their blond hair and blue eyes.''





      Then in 1995 he discovered a book that
      offered him `a way out': ''Imperium,''
      a strange work of philosophy and "occult religion"
      written just after World War II by an American
      fascist named Francis Parker Yockey.

      ''The main thing to understand in Yockey's idea of race,''
      Felton explained ?, ''is that he considered
      it to have its center-of-gravity "in the
      spirit" rather than "in biology"."

      He considered the National Socialist''
      -- or Nazi -- ''concept of race to be a
      product of 19th-century materialism.''

      The quote from ''Imperium'' that Felton
      was most eager to draw to ? was ?:
      ''Race is, in the first instance, what a man feels.''

      According to ''Imperium,'' the world was on the cusp
      of the ''greatest of all battles in 5,000 years of history.''

      The ''historical Mission'' at hand was ''the saving
      of the Western Civilization from decadence
      within and from the barbarian without.''

      And who would take part in this crusade?

      Not just biologically White men, Yockey wrote, but
      ''any man who shares the feeling of this Mission,
      and any group which shares it, regardless
      of the derivation of the man or group.''

      For Felton, in his prison cell,
      this idea changed everything.

      Race was a choice;
      it was what a man feels,
      and Felton knew he felt White.

      By defending "White culture", he would literally become
      [the racist definition of being mono-racially] White
      -- as "pure" as anyone else who shared the same beliefs.


      It was a solution, but not a completely satisfactory one.


      Very few in the movement, Felton knew, had ever
      read Yockey, and most of them weren't likely to
      adopt Yockey's "spiritual definition" of "race"
      even if they did make it through his dense prose.


      This meant that Felton was going to have to keep lying.


      As he recalled ?, ''The pervasive racial
      materialism in `the movement' would
      require me to give only half-of-the-truth
      to my comrades as to my own racial-biology,
      but I felt that `in the wider sweep
      of things' this would not matter.''

      It wouldn't matter, he thought, because of his
      intense level of commitment to `the cause' ...


      ''Under such circumstances I saw
      nothing immoral in my `withholding
      of part of my genealogy from them."


      Felton's deception worked.


      Not only was he accepted as White;
      other White prisoners also began
      to turn to him for "racial"-instruction.

      He was transferred to Attica, in upstate New
      York, where in the late 90's there was
      already a well-organized racist faction.

      There were 60 or 70 White prisoners
      in C Block, where Felton was held.

      Of those, 20 were allowed to come to the
      two tables in the mess hall that Felton and
      others had reserved for the ''politicized.''

      Felton lent books to prospective racists who
      wanted a grounding in history, and he took
      part in informal debates in the yard or at dinner.

      He drew an elaborate comic book, one that he
      hoped would find an audience well beyond the
      walls of his prison, about a violent series of
      racist attacks by a lone-wolf terrorist bent on
      overthrowing the United States government.



      (Felton's comics told stories of violent Aryan heroes
      ? but he couldn't make his life mimic his art.)


      He was transferred from one prison to another during
      the last few years of his incarceration and made
      connections with racists and neo-Nazis in each one.

      When he was moved to Northern State Prison,
      outside of Newark, in 2000, he assumed
      "an official leadership position" for the first
      time and created an intricate system of
      racist-education and indoctrination for
      `a selected group' of White prisoners.

      ''It became codified,'' he recalled.
      ''We had mandatory workouts,
      mandatory book reports.
      I had a whole curriculum developed.
      I kind of took pride in it.
      It was a really good thing.''

      He discovered that the New Jersey prison system had
      a program in place that allowed prisoners to borrow
      books from public libraries anywhere in the state.

      He made a list of the books he thought his charges
      needed to read and tracked them all down.

      ''We'd all go down to the library and fill out
      these slips for interlibrary loan,'' he said.

      ''When the book arrived, we'd throw one of the
      guys in the copy room at the library a pack
      of cigarettes to make copies for us.''

      Felton's reading list was demanding:
      Yockey, Nietzsche, Spengler.

      Felton's group, usually about a dozen men,
      would meet once a week in the yard
      to discuss the assigned reading.

      Felton had not only found a flock to "belong" to
      ---- he had also become [one of it's] shepherds ?


      The Bomb Plot


      Soon after his release in January 2001, Felton set up
      a small-scale desktop counterfeiting operation
      in his home, making 20's and 50's on his
      computer, using a scanner and a color printer.

      He would walk around the North End of Boston,
      using the counterfeit bills to buy gum or a sandwich
      at each little corner store, trading bad money for good.

      Felton said he was amazed to find out how easy
      it was `to conceal himself' in "the civilian world".

      He would walk down the street ? his swastika tattoos
      hidden under long sleeves, his shaved head covered with a
      baseball cap, and nobody knew that he was `on a mission'.

      While out of prison and still married to his wife
      Lisa, Felton began to have an affair with Erica
      Chase, a 21 year old White supremacist
      then living in Michigan City, Indiana.

      When Felton was in prison, his communications with
      Chase focused on racial politics and a series of chores
      that Felton needed Chase's help with -- mostly moving
      books and papers for his reading assignments,
      from one prisoner to another, through the mail.

      As his relationship with Lisa disintegrated,
      though, Felton's conversations with
      Chase became more romantic.

      In early April, she bought a gun from her boss
      at the car dealership where she worked and
      drove from Indiana to Boston to meet Felton.

      Chase moved into an apartment that Felton
      had rented for them both in the North End.

      According to the testimony of Chase's friend Kathy
      McGaffigan, a racist taking classes at Harvard,
      Felton seemed jumpy and paranoid during this period.

      When she visited them at their apartment, she noticed
      that he had smashed-in the door-buzzer system,
      apparently because he believed that people on the
      street could use it to listen in on his conversations.

      Together Leo and Erica robbed a bank and forged
      money to buy materials to create a fertilizer bomb.

      It is unclear what the target was to
      be, but it is believed to have been a
      Holocaust museum in New England or
      the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.

      He also desired to assassinate
      high profile "blacks "and Jews

      As is the case with many other White supremacists
      ----- his motivations were to ignite a race war.

      An attendant at a Dunkin Donuts doughnut shop
      spotted a counterfeit they tried to pass him.

      The clerk refused to take it and showed
      it to a police officer who happened to
      be waiting in line for a doughnut.

      Chase and Felton were both arrested.


      For Felton, though, the real struggle was just
      beginning and the worst was yet to come.

      The nadir would come two months after
      Aryan Unit One crashed and burned.

      In June 2001, as the prosecutors prepared
      their case against him, the media broke
      the news that Felton had one "black"
      [i.e. Mixed-Race] parent and one White one.

      On June 21, the `Boston Herald `revealed Felton's
      full racial background to a reading audience
      that had already become riveted by the
      strange tale of the "hub bomb plot."

      Felton's "racial unmasking" was
      his worst nightmare come true.

      The week the story broke, he tried to commit
      suicide by slicing his own jugular vein.

      After learning of his Mixed-Race ancestry, many of
      Felton's comrades then agreed to testify against him.

      When he stood trial in federal court, his defense in the
      hands of a Jewish attorney, he watched Thomas Struss
      and a parade of Chase's friends testify against the couple.

      An all-white jury convicted him of multiple charges of
      counterfeiting, bank-robbery and conspiracy and Felton
      was sentenced to 21 years in 2002 for bank robbery,
      conspiracy to commit bank robbery and other crimes.

      [[[A few days later, recovering from the
      suicide attempt, Felton penned a long letter
      in small, neat script to the 'Herald' writer
      who had made his Mixed-Race roots public.

      "By a disastrous and completely unforeseeable
      turn of events,"he lamented, "I have been
      splashed all over newspapers and televisions
      in a major city, with my biology and my politics
      (or the government's contorted version
      thereof) at the forefront of the whole thing.

      I have been publicly vilified and had my
      one 'skeleton,' namely my "racial origin,
      put on display in the worst imaginable way,
      alienating me from the only community I've
      known since I was and undermining the few
      meaningful relationshipsI had with other people.
      This latter element [the 'skeleton'] is in fact the
      reason I opened my jugular veins last Saturday night."

      Expressing the hope that his letter would be published
      "in its entirety without changes or redactions"
      ? it was not ? Felton went on to preach against
      'the "evil" of his parents' miscegenation'.

      "I am what I am," he concluded.
      "Contaminated, falsely condemned,
      and alienated from my comrades.
      But a lover of Nature nonetheless,
      and a lover of the West, and
      ever an unrepentant enemy
      of the Multi-Cultural myth."

      The letter was signed, "damned and
      defiant, Leo Vincelette Felton."]]]

      He [now] states that he no longer believes
      "wholeheartedly" in `the cause' that once
      became his reason for life, but he has not
      renounced or distanced himself from
      his former White supremacist views.

      Reactions to the story of Leo Felton have been varied
      ? many "black" commentators who claim that --
      --- in a race-blind society ----- all should be able
      to claim whatever racial ancestry one likes.

      He has faced disbelief or intrigue from many Whites and
      constant mockery from both Racist and Anti-Racist groups.

      In his recent book ''Interracial Intimacies,''
      Randall Kennedy explores the tangled
      history of "Racial" `Passing' in America.

      [The concept of "racial"] `Passing' ''has always
      constituted something of a challenge to
      racist regimes,'' Kennedy writes.

      [Mixed-Race people who were categorized] as "black" ?
      [yet] appear to be [the racist definition of mono-racially]
      `White' were seen by segregationists ''as an insidious danger
      that threatened to infect fatally the American body politic:
      the passers might, it was feared, 'contaminate' White
      bloodlines by marrying unsuspecting Caucasians.''

      Those fears led to an exacting legal attempt in the
      20th century to define precisely where `White'
      [categorization] ends and "black" [categorization] begins.

      As Kennedy traces in his book, ''until 1910 Virginia
      law classified as `White' anyone who was no more
      than one-quarter Black; after 1910 the allowable
      fraction was reduced to one-sixteenth.''

      Finally in 1924 the State Legislature decreed that ''the term
      'White person' shall apply only to the person who has no
      trace whatsoever of any blood other than Caucasian.''

      This was one of the infamous ''one drop'' laws that
      contended that [the racist definition of mono-racial]
      `Whiteness' could be defined, and defended, absolutely.

      In reality, of course, "race" in America
      has been anything but clear-cut.

      Leo Felton was part of a long tradition of men and
      women who have chosen to move themselves across
      "racial"-lines, whether out of self-"improvement",
      self-`denial', self-deception or simple confusion.

      The questions of `identity' he has wrestled with
      are fundamental to the history, literature and
      politics of race in the United States.

      Two ideas chased each other around and
      around in Felton's head his entire adult life.

      One was that "race" is `an
      absolute "biological" fact'.

      ("It is natural and genetic and entirely human",
      he says he believed, "for Whites to stay with
      Whites and Blacks to stay with Blacks".)

      The second, opposing, idea was that "race"
      is `an imaginary "social" construct'.

      (''I don't for one moment feel like I did anything wrong
      by choosing not to define myself according to the way
      other people wanted to define me,'' he said ?.
      ''Those definitions are not things in themselves.
      They're not a priori true.
      They're legal fictions.'' )


      It is something of a paradox that the most coherent
      intellectual support for Felton's decision to "pass"
      [himself off as fitting the racist definition of mono-racial]
      `White' comes [from] intellectuals like Kennedy, who
      concludes his chapter on "passing" by positioning that
      ''a well-ordered multiracial society ought to allow its
      members free entry into and exit from racial categories,
      even if the choices they make clash with traditional
      understandings of who is "black" and who is 'White,'
      and even if, despite making such choices in good faith,
      individuals mislead observers who rely
      on conventional racial signaling.''

      Felton's subterranean `journey into Whiteness' came during
      a historical moment in which many Americans, particularly
      those of his generation, were redefining their "races" in a
      very different way from the way Felton did: identifying
      themselves, in growing numbers, as Multi-Racial.

      Felton is in many ways ? a throwback to
      a bygone racial trope: the ''Tragic Mulatto''
      of books like Mark Twain's ''Pudd'nhead Wilson''
      and William Faulkner's ''Light in August.''

      [He] was a man at war not just with
      the government but with history itself.

      After he recovered from his suicide attempt, Felton
      found himself unmoored, and to some extent, he still is.

      When he talks about the racist ideas he embraced a
      decade ago, his speech is still rapid-fire and confident,
      even bombastic, full of quotations from Nietzsche and
      the well-honed syllogisms he practiced in the prison yard.

      But when he tries to explain what he believes
      today, he becomes awkward and halting.

      There are lots of pauses and stutters and conclusions
      like ''The situation really hasn't gelled yet''
      or ''It's just a very weird time.''

      Just as he did when he first arrived in prison,
      Felton is once more re-evaluating his past.

      ''It's not a thing where I'm a
      reformed racist,'' he said recently.

      ''This whole idea of falling down at the feet of the left
      and begging forgiveness, that's not going to happen.

      But it's funny how long ago it seems sometimes.

      It's almost hard to imagine the way that it felt back then.''

      Now that Felton has had time to come to terms with
      his "race" being `public', he is looking for a new
      flock.

      ''I need to connect with other "Beige people",'' he wrote ?.
      ''I suspect in prison I will always live among Whites,
      but if there is at all some way for me to fix my center
      of gravity in "something Beige", that's what I want.''

      [Erica] Chase, who is serving a five-year sentence,
      [says] that she had abandoned the Racist cause.
      The reason ? was that learning Felton's `true "racial"
      identity' had caused her to rethink everything. '

      "She was in love with me, and I'm not just-White,''
      Felton said ?''It was something that
      undermined her concept of race.''

      It is exactly the fear that White supremacists in the early
      20th century had about racial "passing" -- that "black"
      [i.e. Mixed-Race] men "passing" as [fitting the racist
      definition of being mono-racially] `White' would
      seduce `White' women and convert them to a
      new and more liberal understanding of "race".

      The greatest twist of Leo Felton's career as a revolutionary
      is that after years of effort to win `White' America over
      from Multi-Culturalism to Racism, the one person
      he managed to convert was Erica Chase, a
      Racist he has turned into a Multi-Culturalist.

      Felton's message was that "racial" divisions were
      sacrosanct and undeniable; his life has showed that,
      in reality, those lines are hard to find and easy to cross.


      Source(s):

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Felton
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Felton>
      http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=76
      <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=76>
      http://www.rickross.com/reference/supremacists/supremacists107.html
      <http://www.rickross.com/reference/supremacists/supremacists107.html>
      http://www.whiteprivilege.com/index.php?s=felton
      <http://www.whiteprivilege.com/index.php?s=felton>

      An interesting note on `prison gangs':

      http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?sid=58
      <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?sid=58>


      Related Links:


      On Being Mixed-Race:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1217
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1217>
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2016
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2016>
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1747
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1747>

      On The One-Drop Rule:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1386
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1386>
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1417
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1417>
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/641
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/641>

      On Passing:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1328
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1328>
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1331
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1331>

      On The Tragic Mulatto:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1610
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1610>

      On Multi-Racials who play The Blame-Game:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1078
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1078>

      Other Examples of Self-Hatred:

      [[

      Occasionally one meets a person whose heritage contains,
      in part, an ancestral lineage which they clearly despise
      and who become so filled with arrogance, ignorance,
      contempt and hatred for said lineage that they target
      their own self-hatred and shame at anyone with whom
      they identify as being related in whole (or --if
      acknowledged-- even in part) with said lineage.

      The recent rise in the "Malevolently-Militant Multiracial"
      (MMM/ 3M) `Racist / Anti-Black' Groups and Individuals
      clearly demonstrate that this `tragedy' is not limited
      by any Ethnic origin or a given Racial-admixture.

      A few more famous of the examples of people
      who are known for hating those who they feel
      represent 'a part of themselves and their ancestry'
      which they wish they could disown' include,
      but certainly is not limited to, the following:

      --- Dan Burros
      (Jewish Neo-Nazi and Klansman)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Burros
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Burros>
      http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=143
      <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=143>
      http://www.nypress.com/16/8/news&columns/oldsmoke.cfm
      <http://www.nypress.com/16/8/news&columns/oldsmoke.cfm>
      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/936032/posts
      <http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/936032/posts>
      http://www.allbookstores.com/book/156025372X
      <http://www.allbookstores.com/book/156025372X>

      --- Frank Collin
      (quondam Neo-Nazi of a Jewish father --
      anti-semitic / racial-supremacist and the
      Nazi leader of the attempted Skokie, IL march)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Collin
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Collin>
      http://www.flavinscorner.com/collin.htm
      <http://www.flavinscorner.com/collin.htm>
      http://www.skokiehistory.info/chrono/nazis.html
      <http://www.skokiehistory.info/chrono/nazis.html>

      --- Andrew Britt Greenbaum
      (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
      http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=121
      <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=121>
      http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=144
      <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=144>

      --- Davis Wolfgang Hawke
      (Jewish Neo-Nazi)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Wolfgang_Hawke
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Wolfgang_Hawke>

      --- William Potter Gale
      (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
      http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=73
      <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=73>
      http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/2002-11-27/cover.html
      <http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/2002-11-27/cover.html>

      --- Jordan Gollub
      (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
      http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=144
      <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=144>

      --- Dylan "Yassenoff" Klebold
      (one of the `Columbine' shooters who was a
      part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
      http://columbine.free2host.net/dylan.html
      <http://columbine.free2host.net/dylan.html>
      http://broncomania.com/shooting/0424mom3.shtml
      <http://broncomania.com/shooting/0424mom3.shtml>
      http://judicial-inc.biz/columbine_killers.htm
      <http://judicial-inc.biz/columbine_killers.htm>

      --- Adolph Hitler & various Nazi party leaders
      (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacists)
      http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/11/1657112.php
      <http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/11/1657112.php>
      http://www.freedomsite.org/pipermail/fs_discussion/2000-March/000084.htm\l
      <http://www.freedomsite.org/pipermail/fs_discussion/2000-March/000084.ht\ml>

      There were many part-Jewish Nazis who gladly worked
      for Adolph Hitler (said to have been ¼ Jewish himself)
      under a "special exemption" (many of these were
      signed by Adolf Hitler himself) in a legal provision
      known as the "Deutschblütigkeitserklärung"
      (or literally, 'the Declaration of German Blood').

      These people included, but
      were not limited, the following:

      Helmut Schmidt / Erhard Milch / Anton Mayer /
      Bernhard Rogge / Wolfram von Richthofen /
      Helmut Wilbe / Hermann Aub / etc.)
      http://www.kamero.net/articles/Hitler
      <http://www.kamero.net/articles/Hitler>

      Vladimir Zhirinovsky
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Zhirinovsky
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Zhirinovsky>
      http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PubAntisemitism.asp?did=131&pid=633
      <http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PubAntisemitism.asp?did=131&pid=633>

      ]]

      Photo of Leo Felton
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      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/44/Felton.jpg/200px-Felton.jpg
      <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/44/Felton.jpg/200px-Felton.jpg>

      Photo of Leo Felton's father
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    • Heather Stimmel
      Wow!!! What a mixed-up, CONFUSED, scary and FOOLISH man!!!!!!!!!! I have to agree, though, about his mother... she sounds pretty darned crazy, herself!
      Message 2 of 9 , Dec 11, 2006
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        Wow!!! What a mixed-up, CONFUSED, scary and FOOLISH man!!!!!!!!!!
        I have to agree, though, about his mother... she sounds
        pretty darned crazy, herself! Unbelievable!!!!!!
        What gets me is, how little his own father did to prevent such
        a horrible existence for his own son! Truly SAD=( Just goes to
        show that... no matter how young, or old, a person may be,
        they can still be corrupted, brainwashed and manipulated into
        thinking and believing things that are, not only, based on
        stupidity, but also on untruths, lies and everything evil.
        Sounds like his mother was a real sicko, and no one did
        anything to stop her nonsensical attitude/actions.
        What I can't believe, is... that was the early 70's- when I
        grew up! Hard to believe the courts weren't smarter than
        that. I don't know. They're not too smart TODAY!!!?
        Just makes me mad to read something like this... where the child never
        even had a chance and the "justice" system didn't even lift a finger
        to help him!!!! The rest of his life (racist, prison, so-forth)...
        it's all self-explanatory, really, given what he was taught,
        growing up, and how he was treated as a child. This is how
        children like this grow up to be the Leo Felton's, Hitler's
        and Jeffrey Daumer's of the world. Truly appalling!!!!!!!!

        Heather
        ---------------------------------
        Related Link:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2072
      • tlbaker
        I don t think the racial supremacists care what races one is as long as they are a true supporter and activist for their cause. Very sick and sad 8-( Lynne
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          I don't think the racial supremacists care what races one is as
          long as they are a true supporter and activist for their cause.
          Very sick and sad 8-(

           

          Lynne

           


          From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
          [mailto: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com ]
          On Behalf Of
          Green Grasshopper
          Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 11:01 AM
          To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re:'Leo Felton' -- A Mixed-Race Racist / Racial Supremacist

           

          I couldn't agree more. The identity conflict many biracial kids
          already have combined with the trauma of divorce, his mom leaving
          his dad for another woman and then his mother putting Felton
          into an institution ... he barely had a fighting chance.
          If he weren't messed up in the head before going
          into the institution, he'd be messed up afterward.

          There are other cases of mixed blacks/jews joining
          the klan or neo nazis. Self hatred is rampant.

          But I'm kinda curious to know why these
          groups want Felton on their side?
          They know he's black and jewish. What are they thinking?
          But why am I trying to make sense of racists....?


          Related Links:

          http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Generation -Mixed/message/ 2074
          http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Generation -Mixed/message/ 2081

        • multiracialbookclub
          Leo Felton Leo Vincelette Felton (born in 1970 in Silver Spring, Maryland) is a man who is of a White / Black Mixed-Race ancestral lineage -- and who also
          Message 4 of 9 , Sep 8, 2009
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            Leo Felton


            Leo Vincelette Felton
             (born in 1970 in  Silver Spring ,  Maryland ) 
            is a man who is of a White / Black Mixed-Race ancestral lineage 
            -- and who also happens to be a White supremacist as well.

              

            Felton was convicted of bank robbery and of also 
            plotting to blow up both the "black" and Jewish 
            landmarks throughout  Boston ,  Massachusetts .

            The Early Years

            Leo's father, Calvin Felton (b. 1930), is a Mixed-Race 
            man whose origins are 1/2-Black and 1/2-White, 
            while his mother, Corinne Vincelette (b. 1931), 
            is a former nun is actually of Jewish descent.

            When Leo was two years old, his mother suddenly
            announced herself to be a lesbian; divorced his father; 
            started a new life with another Jewish woman; used 
            her personal connections to take custody of Leo; and 
            then decided to raise him in an all-White suburb --- 
            along with her new partner's two all-White children.

            When he was 9 years old, his mother decided that she also 
            wanted to now have him institutionalize (a decision that 
            both he and his father agree that this was unnecessary) 
            and he was sent to the 
            Psychiatric Institute of Washington.

            According to a psychologist's report prepared before 
            his sentencing, Felton now sees himself as 
            "his mother's `social experiment' -- a physical 
            manifestation of ''her ... views about race in society".

            The story of Felton's institutionalization, 
            as described in the court psychologist's 
            report, is a disturbing one. 

            He spent most of the next four years in 
            various hospitals and residential homes. 
            According to Leo, after a few months, each 
            institution tried to discharge him, but each 
            time his mother was able to convince the 
            people in charge that Leo "needed" to stay 
            --- [even] over the objections of his father.

             
            (Leo Felton's Father, Calvin, who has one White parent and one Black parent
            -- protested against Felton's mother's constant institutionalizing of his son.)


            When state school administrators concluded 
            that Felton did not need further residential 
            treatment, his mother hired an attorney, 
            sued and got the decision reversed. 

            Though Felton and his father say he did not have any 
            serious psychological problems before he went into 
            these institutions, by the time he came out, at the 
            age of 14, he was angry, confused and antisocial. 

            He "felt marginalized,'' he says.

            ''My whole world prior to prison was White,''.
            ''My experience was nothing `Mixed' or 
            "black" or `Multicultural' … Ever!''

            There
            after he committed a series of petty thefts 
            which "he" has attributed to a combination of his 
            institutionalization --- along with his new-found 
            belief that his body contained some varying 
            degrees of "aggressive Black-"Racial" DNA".

            The Prison Years

            He was imprisoned between 1990 and 2001
            for the assault against / attempted murder 
            of a cab driver during a road rage incident.

            While incarcerated Felton began to observe how 
            different "races" reacted when societal stigmas 
            over racism were not in action to civilize conduct. 

            He claims that the Whites in prison were under a 
            continual state of siege by the `non-White' "races".  

            In prison he became an organizer for White supremacist 
            day groups, organizing book reviews and exercise while 
            [clearly] obscuring the fact of his Mixed-Race ancestry. 

            Felton's transformation -- what he called ''the circuitous-
            route I took to becoming 'White,' in quotation marks'' 
            -- started, he said, as soon as he arrived in prison.


            He spent the first two years of his sentence in New York 
            City
            , first in the Brooklyn Correctional Facility 
            and then on Riker's  Island . 

            Descent into Racial Supremacy

            What he encountered in prison was a prison culture that 
            was violent and frightening and racially-segregated. 

            Whites were in the minority and felt threatened. 
            "There was definitely a siege mentality among Whites.''

            Felton began to extrapolate from the black prisoners 
            around him to "Black culture" at large. 
            What he was seeing on Riker's Island, he 
            decided, was "the true face of Black" …

            He stopped telling people about his half-Black 
            father, and he found that his fellow inmates 
            just assumed he was a mono-racial 'White'. 

            He belonged, he decided, on the 
            White side of the prison's color-divide. 


            While he was in prison, he said, 
            ''the idea of "White culture" 
            became symbolic to me. 
            I mythologized it.''


            ''The only people that I had anything in common 
            with all happened to be White,'' he said. '
            'We were surrounded on all sides 
            by `an antagonistic alien presence'. 
            We stuck together.'' 


            Looking back on the teasing he'd received as a child, 
            he found himself taking the side of his tormentors. 

            He stopped blaming the racists who 
            had antagonized him in his youth. 

            Instead, he blamed his parents … 
            f
            or "transgressing against 
            the laws of nature"


            It was easy for Felton to convince himself that 
            his evolving racist beliefs were innate and 
            instinctive, even fundamentally human. 

            But that didn't satisfy him. 

            Despite the fact that he never graduated from high school, 
            Felton is in many ways an intellectual, and he wanted to 
            be able to intellectualize his own racial anxiety, to find a 
            coherent philosophy that could let him understand his own 
            place in the divided racial world that he saw around him. 

            He is a man who likes arguments and diatribes 
            and doesn't like being wrong, and he wanted 
            to be able "to build an airtight case", with 
            citations and footnotes, for his racist beliefs. 

            Felton began reading pamphlets and magazines 
            distributed by contemporary American fascist 
            groups, and he read the writings of Adolf 
            Hitler and various Nazi ideologues. 

            But he couldn't escape one crucial 
            fact in those racist doctrines: ---
            race, for them, was "a biological fact". 

            Felton, to those writers, and to most of the racists with 
            whom he had begun to correspond and associate, was 
            indisputably [both viewed and also categorized as 
            being] "black" (whatever his appearance) and thus 
            part of an "inferior race", someone to be shunned. 





            It was a situation that seemed to Felton not so 
            much ontologically `wrong' as simply "unfair". 

            ''I had an investment in these ideas that 
            most people in `the movement' didn't have,'' 
            he said, ''despite their blond hair and blue eyes.'' 





            Then in 1995 he discovered a book that 
            offered him `a way out': ''Imperium,'' 
            a strange work of philosophy and "occult religion" 
            written just after World War II by an American 
            fascist named Francis Parker Yockey. 

            ''The main thing to understand in Yockey's idea of race,'' 
            Felton explained …, ''is that he considered it to have its 
            center-of-gravity "in the spirit" rather than "in biology"."

            He considered the National Socialist'' 
            -- or Nazi -- ''concept of race to be a 
            product of 19th-century materialism.'' 

            The quote from ''Imperium'' that Felton 
            was most eager to draw to … was …: 
            ''Race is, in the first instance, what a man feels.'' 

            According to ''Imperium,'' the world was on the cusp 
            of the ''greatest of all battles in 5,000 years of history.'' 

            The ''historical  Mission '' at hand was ''the saving 
            of the Western Civilization from decadence 
            within and from the barbarian without.'' 

            And who would take part in this crusade? 

            Not just biologically White men, Yockey wrote, but 
            ''any man who shares the feeling of this  Mission , 
            and any group which shares it, regardless 
            of the derivation of the man or group.'' 

            For Felton, in his prison cell, 
            this idea changed everything. 

            Race was a choice; 
            it was what a man feels, 
            and Felton knew he felt White. 

            By defending "White culture", he would literally become 
            [the racist definition of being mono-racially] White 
            -- as "pure" as anyone else who shared the same beliefs. 


            It was a solution, but not a completely satisfactory one. 


            Very few in the movement, Felton knew, had ever 
            read Yockey, and most of them weren't likely to 
            adopt Yockey's "spiritual definition" of "race" 
            even if they did make it through his dense prose. 


            This meant that Felton was going to have to keep lying. 


            As he recalled …, ''The pervasive racial 
            materialism in `the movement' would 
            require me to give only half-of-the-truth 
            to my comrades as to my own racial-biology, 
            but I felt that `in the wider sweep 
            of things' this would not matter.''

            It wouldn't matter, he thought, because of his 
            intense level of commitment to `the cause' ... 


            ''Under such circumstances I saw 
            nothing immoral in my `withholding 
            of part of my genealogy from them."


            Felton's deception worked. 


            Not only was he accepted as White; 
            other White prisoners also began 
            to turn to him for "racial"-instruction. 

            He was transferred to Attica, in upstate 
            New 
            York
            , where in the late 90's there was 
            already a well-organized racist faction. 

            There were 60 or 70 White prisoners 
            in C Block, where Felton was held. 

            Of those, 20 were allowed to come to the 
            two tables in the mess hall that Felton and 
            others had reserved for the ''politicized.'' 

            Felton lent books to prospective racists who 
            wanted a grounding in history, and he took 
            part in informal debates in the yard or at dinner. 

            He drew an elaborate comic book, one that he 
            hoped would find an audience well beyond the 
            walls of his prison, about a violent series of 
            racist attacks by a lone-wolf terrorist bent on 
            overthrowing the  United States  government. 



            (Felton's comics told stories of violent Aryan heroes 
            — but he couldn't make his life mimic his art.)



            He was transferred from one prison to another during 
            the last few years of his incarceration and made 
            connections with racists and neo-Nazis in each one. 

            When he was moved to Northern State Prison, 
            outside of Newark, in 2000, he assumed 
            "an official leadership position" for the first 
            time and created an intricate system of 
            racist-education and indoctrination for 
            `a selected group' of White prisoners. 

            ''It became codified,'' he recalled. 
            ''We had mandatory workouts, 
            mandatory book reports. 
            I had a whole curriculum developed. 
            I kind of took pride in it. 
            It was a really good thing.'' 

            He discovered that the  New Jersey  prison system had 
            a program in place that allowed prisoners to borrow 
            books from public libraries anywhere in the state. 

            He made a list of the books he thought his charges 
            needed to read and tracked them all down. 

            ''We'd all go down to the library and fill out 
            these slips for interlibrary loan,'' he said.

            ''When the book arrived, we'd throw one of the 
            guys in the copy room at the library a pack 
            of cigarettes to make copies for us.'' 

            Felton's reading list was demanding: 
            Yockey, Nietzsche, Spengler. 

            Felton's group, usually about a dozen men, 
            would meet once a week in the yard 
            to discuss the assigned reading. 

            Felton had not only found a flock to "belong" to 
            ---- he had also become [one of it's] shepherds … 


            The Bomb Plot


            Soon after his release in January 2001, Felton set up 
            a small-scale desktop counterfeiting operation
            in his home, making 20's and 50's on his 
            computer, using a scanner and a color printer. 

            He would walk around the North End of Boston, 
            using the counterfeit bills to buy gum or a sandwich 
            at each little corner store, trading bad money for good. 

            Felton said he was amazed to find out how easy 
            it was `to conceal himself' in "the civilian world".

            He would walk down the street … his swastika tattoos 
            hidden under long sleeves, his shaved head covered with a 
            baseball cap, and nobody knew that he was `on a mission'. 

            While o
            ut of prison and still married to his wife 
            Lisa, Felton began to have an affair with Erica 
            Chase, a 21 year old White supremacist 
            then living in  Michigan City ,  Indiana.

            When Felton was in prison, his communications with 
            Chase focused on racial politics and a series of chores 
            that Felton needed Chase's help with -- mostly moving 
            books and papers for his reading assignments, 
            from one prisoner to another, through the mail. 

            As his relationship with Lisa disintegrated, 
            though, Felton's conversations with 
            Chase became more romantic. 

            In early April, she bought a gun from her boss 
            at the car dealership where she worked and 
            drove from  Indiana  to  Boston  to meet Felton.

            Chase moved into an apartment that Felton 
            had rented for them both in the North End. 

            According to the testimony of Chase's friend Kathy 
            McGaffigan, a racist taking classes at Harvard, 
            Felton seemed jumpy and paranoid during this period. 

            When she visited them at their apartment, she noticed 
            that he had smashed-in the door-buzzer system, 
            apparently because he believed that people on the 
            street could use it to listen in on his conversations.

            Together Leo and Erica robbed a bank and forged 
            money to buy materials to create a fertilizer bomb. 

            It is unclear what the target was to 
            be, but it is believed to have been a 
            Holocaust museum in New England or 
            the  Leonard   P.   Zakim   Bunker Hill   Bridge . 

            He also desired to assassinate 
            high profile "blacks "and Jews

            As is the case with many other White supremacists 
            ----- his motivations were to ignite a race war. 

            An attendant at a Dunkin Donuts doughnut shop 
            spotted a counterfeit they tried to pass him. 

            The clerk refused to take it and showed 
            it to a police officer who happened to 
            be waiting in line for a doughnut. 

            Chase and Felton were both arrested.


            For Felton, though, the real struggle was just 
            beginning and the worst was yet to come.
             

            The nadir would come two months after 
            Aryan Unit One crashed and burned. 

            In June 2001, as the prosecutors prepared 
            their case against him, the media broke 
            the news that Felton had one "black" 
            [i.e. Mixed-Race] parent and one White one. 

            On June 21, the `Boston Herald `revealed Felton's 
            full racial background to a reading audience 
            that had already become riveted by the 
            strange tale of the "hub bomb plot."

            Felton's "racial unmasking" was 
            his worst nightmare come true. 

            The week the story broke, he tried to commit 
            suicide by slicing his own jugular vein. 

            After learning of his Mixed-Race ancestry, many of 
            Felton's comrades then agreed to testify against him. 

            When he stood trial in federal court, his defense in the 
            hands of a Jewish attorney, he watched Thomas Struss 
            and a parade of Chase's friends testify against the couple. 

            An all-white jury convicted him of multiple charges of 
            counterfeiting, bank-robbery and conspiracy and 
            Felton 
            was sentenced to 21 years in 2002 for bank robbery, 
            conspiracy to commit bank robbery and other crimes.

            [[[A few days later, recovering from the 
            suicide attempt, Felton penned a long letter 
            in small, neat script to the 'Herald' writer 
            who had made his Mixed-Race roots public. 

            "By a disastrous and completely unforeseeable
            turn of events,"he lamented, "I have been 
            splashed all over newspapers and televisions 
            in a major city, with my biology and my politics 
            (or the government's contorted version 
            thereof) at the forefront of the whole thing. 

            I have been publicly vilified and had my 
            one 'skeleton,' namely my "racial origin, 
            put on display in the worst imaginable way, 
            alienating me from the only community 
            I've 
            known since I was and undermining the few 
            meaningful relationshipsI had with other people.
            This latter element [the 'skeleton'] is in fact the 
            reason I opened my jugular veins last Saturday night." 

            Expressing the hope that his letter would be published 
            "in its entirety without changes or redactions" 
            — it was not — Felton went on to preach against 
            'the "evil" of his parents' miscegenation'.

            "I am what I am," he concluded. 
            "Contaminated, falsely condemned, 
            and alienated from my comrades. 
            But a lover of Nature nonetheless, 
            and a lover of the West, and 
            ever an unrepentant enemy 
            of the Multi-Cultural myth." 

            The letter was signed, "damned and 
            defiant, Leo Vincelette Felton."]]]

            He [now] states that he no longer believes 
            "wholeheartedly" in `the cause' that once 
            became his reason for life, but he has not 
            renounced or distanced himself from 
            his former White supremacist views. 

            Reactions to the story of Leo Felton have been varied 
            … many "black" commentators who claim that --
            --- in a race-blind society ----- all should be able 
            to claim whatever racial ancestry one likes. 

            He has faced disbelief or intrigue from many Whites and 
            constant mockery from both Racist and Anti-Racist groups. 

            In his recent book ''Interracial Intimacies,'' 
            Randall Kennedy explores the tangled 
            history of "Racial" `Passing' in  America . 

            [The concept of "racial"] `Passing' ''has always 
            constituted something of a challenge to 
            racist regimes,'' Kennedy writes. 

            [Mixed-Race people who were categorized] as "black" – 
            [yet] appear to be [the racist definition of mono-racially] 
            `White' were seen by segregationists ''as an insidious danger 
            that threatened to infect fatally the American body politic: 
            the passers might, it was feared, 'contaminate' White 
            bloodlines by marrying unsuspecting Caucasians.'' 

            Those fears led to an exacting legal attempt in the 
            20th century to define precisely where `White' 
            [categorization] ends and "black" [categorization] begins. 

            As Kennedy traces in his book, ''until 1910 Virginia 
            law classified as `White' anyone who was no more 
            than one-quarter Black; after 1910 the allowable 
            fraction was reduced to one-sixteenth.'' 

            Finally in 1924 the State Legislature decreed that ''the term 
            'White person' shall apply only to the person who has no 
            trace whatsoever of any blood other than Caucasian.'' 

            This was one of the infamous ''one drop'' laws that 
            contended that [the racist definition of mono-racial] 
            `Whiteness' could be defined, and defended, absolutely. 

            In reality, of course, "race" in  America  
            has been anything but clear-cut. 

            Leo Felton was part of a long tradition of men and 
            women who have chosen to move themselves across 
            "racial"-lines, whether out of self-"improvement", 
            self-`denial', self-deception or simple confusion. 

            The questions of `identity' he has wrestled with 
            are fundamental to the history, literature and
            politics of race in the  United States . 

            Two ideas chased each other around and 
            around in Felton's head his entire adult life. 

            One was that "race" is `an absolute "biological" fact'. 

            ("It is natural and genetic and entirely human", 
            he says he believed, "for Whites to stay with 
            Whites and Blacks to stay with Blacks".)

            The second, opposing, idea was that "race"
             is `an imaginary "social" construct'. 

            (''I don't for one moment feel like I did anything wrong 
            by choosing not to define myself according to the way 
            other people wanted to define me,'' he said …. 
            ''Those definitions are not things in themselves. 
            They're not a priori true. 
            They're legal fictions.'' )


            It is something of a paradox that the most coherent 
            intellectual support for Felton's decision to "pass" 
            [himself off as fitting the racist definition of mono-racial] 
            `White' comes [from] intellectuals like Kennedy, who 
            concludes his chapter on "passing" by positioning that 
            ''a well-ordered multiracial society ought to allow its 
            members free entry into and exit from racial categories, 
            even if the choices they make clash with traditional 
            understandings of who is "black" and who is 'White,' 
            and even if, despite making such choices in good faith, 
            individuals mislead observers who rely 
            on conventional racial signaling.'' 

            Felton's subterranean `journey into Whiteness' came during 
            a historical moment in which many Americans, particularly 
            those of his generation, were redefining their "races" in a 
            very different way from the way Felton did: identifying 
            themselves, in growing numbers, as Multi-Racial. 

            Felton is in many ways … a throwback to 
            a bygone racial trope: the ''Tragic Mulatto'' 
            of books like Mark Twain's ''Pudd'nhead Wilson'' 
            and William Faulkner's ''Light in August.'' 

            [He] was a man at war not just with 
            the government but with history itself. 

            After he recovered from his suicide attempt, Felton 
            found himself unmoored, and to some extent, he still is. 

            When he talks about the racist ideas he embraced a 
            decade ago, his speech is still rapid-fire and confident, 
            even bombastic, full of quotations from Nietzsche and 
            the well-honed syllogisms he practiced in the prison yard. 

            But when he tries to explain what he believes 
            today, he becomes awkward and halting. 

            There are lots of pauses and stutters and conclusions 
            like ''The situation really hasn't gelled yet'' 
            or ''It's just a very weird time.'' 

            Just as he did when he first arrived in prison, 
            Felton is once more re-evaluating his past. 

            ''It's not a thing where I'm a 
            reformed racist,'' he said recently. 

            ''This whole idea of falling down at the feet of the left 
            and begging forgiveness, that's not going to happen. 

            But it's funny how long ago it seems sometimes. 

            It's almost hard to imagine the way that it felt back then.'' 

            Now that Felton has had time to come to terms with 
            his "race" being `public', he is looking for a new flock.

            ''I need to connect with other "Beige people",'' he wrote …. 
            ''I suspect in prison I will always live among Whites, 
            but if there is at all some way for me to fix my center 
            of gravity in "something Beige", that's what I want.'' 

            [Erica] Chase, who is serving a five-year sentence, 
            [says] that she had abandoned the Racist cause. 
            The reason … was that learning Felton's `true "racial" 
            identity' had caused her to rethink everything. '

            "She was in love with me, and I'm not just-White,'' 
            Felton said …''It was something that 
            undermined her concept of race.'' 

            It is exactly the fear that White supremacists in the early 
            20th century had about racial "passing" -- that "black"
            [i.e. Mixed-Race] men "passing" as  [fitting the racist 
            definition of being mono-racially] `White' would 
            seduce `White' women and convert them to a 
            new and more liberal understanding of "race". 

            The greatest twist of Leo Felton's career as a revolutionary 
            is that after years of effort to win `White'  America  over 
            from Multi-Culturalism to Racism, the one person 
            he managed to convert was Erica Chase, a 
            Racist he has turned into a Multi-Culturalist. 

            Felton's message was that "racial" divisions were 
            sacrosanct and undeniable; his life has showed that, 
            in reality, those lines are hard to find and easy to cross. 


            Source(s): 

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Felton  
            http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=76
            http://www.rickross.com/reference/supremacists/supremacists107.html 
            http://www.whiteprivilege.com/index.php?s=felton

            An interesting note on `prison gangs':

            http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?sid=58


            Related Links:


            On Being Mixed-Race: 

            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1217 
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2016 
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1747 

            On The One-Drop Rule: 

            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1386  
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1417   
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/641  

            On Passing: 

            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1328  
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1331  

            On The Tragic Mulatto: 

            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1610  

            On Multi-Racials who play The Blame-Game:

            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1078  

            Other Examples of Self-Hatred: 

            [[

            Occasionally one meets a person whose heritage contains,
            in part, an ancestral lineage which they clearly despise
            and who become so filled with arrogance, ignorance,
            contempt and hatred for said lineage that they target
            their own self-hatred and shame at anyone with whom
            they identify as being related in whole (or --if
            acknowledged-- even in part) with said lineage.

            The recent rise in the "Malevolently-Militant Multiracial" 
            (MMM/ 3M) `Racist / Anti-Black' Groups and Individuals 
            clearly demonstrate that this `tragedy' is not limited
            by any Ethnic origin or a given Racial-admixture.

            A few more famous of the examples of people
            who are known for hating those who they feel
            represent 'a part of themselves and their ancestry'
            which they wish they could disown' include,
            but certainly is not limited to, the following: 

            --- Dan Burros 
            (Jewish Neo-Nazi and Klansman) 
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Burros 
            http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=143 
            http://www.nypress.com/16/8/news&columns/oldsmoke.cfm  
            http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/936032/posts
            http://www.allbookstores.com/book/156025372X

            --- Frank Collin 
            (quondam Neo-Nazi of a Jewish father --   
            anti-semitic / racial-supremacist and the 
            Nazi leader of the attempted Skokie, IL march)
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Collin  
            http://www.flavinscorner.com/collin.htm
            http://www.skokiehistory.info/chrono/nazis.html

            --- Andrew Britt Greenbaum 
            (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
            http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=121
            http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=144

            --- Davis Wolfgang Hawke 
            (Jewish Neo-Nazi)
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Wolfgang_Hawke 

            --- William Potter Gale 
            (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
            http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=73
            http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/2002-11-27/cover.html

            --- Jordan Gollub 
            (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
            http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=144

            --- Dylan "Yassenoff" Klebold 
            (one of t
            he `Columbine' shooters who was a
            part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
            http://columbine.free2host.net/dylan.html
            http://broncomania.com/shooting/0424mom3.shtml
            http://judicial-inc.biz/columbine_killers.htm

            --- Adolph Hitler & various Nazi party leaders
            (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacists)
            http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/11/1657112.php
            http://www.freedomsite.org/pipermail/fs_discussion/2000-March/000084.html    

            There were many part-Jewish Nazis who gladly worked
            for Adolph Hitler (said to have been ¼ Jewish himself)
            under a "special exemption" (many of these were
            signed by Adolf Hitler himself)  in a legal provision
            known as the "Deutschblütigkeitserklärung"
            (or literally, 'the Declaration of German Blood').

            These people included, but
            were not limited, the following:

            Helmut Schmidt / Erhard Milch / Anton Mayer /
            Bernhard Rogge / Wolfram von Richthofen /
            Helmut Wilbe / Hermann Aub / etc.)
            http://www.kamero.net/articles/Hitler 

            Vladimir  Zhirinovsky
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Zhirinovsky
            http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PubAntisemitism.asp?did=131&pid=633

            ]]

            Photo of Leo Felton
            http://i10.tinypic.com/2aflo9v.jpg 
            http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/44/Felton.jpg/200px-Felton.jpg  

            Photo of Leo Felton's father
            http://i10.tinypic.com/3y3ljsj.jpg  


          • rosanna_armendariz
            Thank you for sharing this unfortunate story regarding Leo Felton, an individual obviously suffering from extreme self-hatred. It seems that his mother messed
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              Thank you for sharing this unfortunate story regarding Leo Felton, an individual obviously suffering from extreme self-hatred. It seems that his mother messed him up when he was a kid. And then when he ended up in prison, that really sent him over the edge. Like I said, prison is a very racially polarized environment and every inmate has to get w/a group for protection. So I can see how a white-looking mixed-race man might end up w/the aryans and then brainwash himself into believing their dogma. Very sad.



              In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
              "multiracialbookclub" <soaptalk@...> wrote:



              Leo Felton


              Leo Vincelette Felton (born in 1970 in Silver Spring, Maryland)
              is a man who is of a White / Black Mixed-Race ancestral lineage
              -- and who also happens to be a White supremacist as well.



              Felton was convicted of bank robbery and of also
              plotting to blow up both the "black" and Jewish
              landmarks throughout Boston, Massachusetts.

              The Early Years

              Leo's father, Calvin Felton (b. 1930), is a Mixed-Race
              man whose origins are 1/2-Black and 1/2-White,
              while his mother, Corinne Vincelette (b. 1931),
              is a former nun is actually of Jewish descent.

              When Leo was two years old, his mother suddenly
              announced herself to be a lesbian; divorced his father;
              started a new life with another Jewish woman; used
              her personal connections to take custody of Leo; and
              then decided to raise him in an all-White suburb ---
              along with her new partner's two all-White children.

              When he was 9 years old, his mother decided that she also
              wanted to now have him institutionalize (a decision that
              both he and his father agree that this was unnecessary)
              and he was sent to the Psychiatric Institute of Washington.

              According to a psychologist's report prepared before
              his sentencing, Felton now sees himself as
              "his mother's `social experiment' -- a physical
              manifestation of ''her ... views about race in society".

              The story of Felton's institutionalization,
              as described in the court psychologist's
              report, is a disturbing one.

              He spent most of the next four years in
              various hospitals and residential homes.
              According to Leo, after a few months, each
              institution tried to discharge him, but each
              time his mother was able to convince the
              people in charge that Leo "needed" to stay
              --- [even] over the objections of his father.


              (Leo Felton's Father, Calvin, who has one White parent and one Black parent
              -- protested against Felton's mother's constant institutionalizing of his son.)

              When state school administrators concluded
              that Felton did not need further residential
              treatment, his mother hired an attorney,
              sued and got the decision reversed.

              Though Felton and his father say he did not have any
              serious psychological problems before he went into
              these institutions, by the time he came out, at the
              age of 14, he was angry, confused and antisocial.

              He "felt marginalized,'' he says.

              ''My whole world prior to prison was White,''.
              ''My experience was nothing `Mixed' or
              "black" or `Multicultural' … Ever!''

              Thereafter he committed a series of petty thefts
              which "he" has attributed to a combination of his
              institutionalization --- along with his new-found
              belief that his body contained some varying
              degrees of "aggressive Black-"Racial" DNA".

              The Prison Years

              He was imprisoned between 1990 and 2001
              for the assault against / attempted murder
              of a cab driver during a road rage incident.

              While incarcerated Felton began to observe how
              different "races" reacted when societal stigmas
              over racism were not in action to civilize conduct.

              He claims that the Whites in prison were under a
              continual state of siege by the `non-White' "races".

              In prison he became an organizer for White supremacist
              day groups, organizing book reviews and exercise while
              [clearly] obscuring the fact of his Mixed-Race ancestry.

              Felton's transformation -- what he called ''the circuitous-
              route I took to becoming 'White,' in quotation marks''
              -- started, he said, as soon as he arrived in prison.

              He spent the first two years of his sentence in New York
              City, first in the Brooklyn Correctional Facility
              and then on Riker's Island.

              Descent into Racial Supremacy

              What he encountered in prison was a prison culture that
              was violent and frightening and racially-segregated.

              Whites were in the minority and felt threatened.
              "There was definitely a siege mentality among Whites.''

              Felton began to extrapolate from the black prisoners
              around him to "Black culture" at large.
              What he was seeing on Riker's Island, he
              decided, was "the true face of Black" …

              He stopped telling people about his half-Black
              father, and he found that his fellow inmates
              just assumed he was a mono-racial 'White'.

              He belonged, he decided, on the
              White side of the prison's color-divide.


              While he was in prison, he said,
              ''the idea of "White culture"
              became symbolic to me.
              I mythologized it.''


              ''The only people that I had anything in common
              with all happened to be White,'' he said. '
              'We were surrounded on all sides
              by `an antagonistic alien presence'.
              We stuck together.''


              Looking back on the teasing he'd received as a child,
              he found himself taking the side of his tormentors.

              He stopped blaming the racists who
              had antagonized him in his youth.

              Instead, he blamed his parents …
              for "transgressing against
              the laws of nature"

              It was easy for Felton to convince himself that
              his evolving racist beliefs were innate and
              instinctive, even fundamentally human.

              But that didn't satisfy him.

              Despite the fact that he never graduated from high school,
              Felton is in many ways an intellectual, and he wanted to
              be able to intellectualize his own racial anxiety, to find a
              coherent philosophy that could let him understand his own
              place in the divided racial world that he saw around him.

              He is a man who likes arguments and diatribes
              and doesn't like being wrong, and he wanted
              to be able "to build an airtight case", with
              citations and footnotes, for his racist beliefs.

              Felton began reading pamphlets and magazines
              distributed by contemporary American fascist
              groups, and he read the writings of Adolf
              Hitler and various Nazi ideologues.

              But he couldn't escape one crucial
              fact in those racist doctrines: ---
              race, for them, was "a biological fact".

              Felton, to those writers, and to most of the racists with
              whom he had begun to correspond and associate, was
              indisputably [both viewed and also categorized as
              being] "black" (whatever his appearance) and thus
              part of an "inferior race", someone to be shunned.





              It was a situation that seemed to Felton not so
              much ontologically `wrong' as simply "unfair".

              ''I had an investment in these ideas that
              most people in `the movement' didn't have,''
              he said, ''despite their blond hair and blue eyes.''





              Then in 1995 he discovered a book that
              offered him `a way out': ''Imperium,''
              a strange work of philosophy and "occult religion"
              written just after World War II by an American
              fascist named Francis Parker Yockey.

              ''The main thing to understand in Yockey's idea of race,''
              Felton explained …, ''is that he considered it to have its
              center-of-gravity "in the spirit" rather than "in biology"."

              He considered the National Socialist''
              -- or Nazi -- ''concept of race to be a
              product of 19th-century materialism.''

              The quote from ''Imperium'' that Felton
              was most eager to draw to … was …:
              ''Race is, in the first instance, what a man feels.''

              According to ''Imperium,'' the world was on the cusp
              of the ''greatest of all battles in 5,000 years of history.''

              The ''historical Mission'' at hand was ''the saving
              of the Western Civilization from decadence
              within and from the barbarian without.''

              And who would take part in this crusade?

              Not just biologically White men, Yockey wrote, but
              ''any man who shares the feeling of this Mission,
              and any group which shares it, regardless
              of the derivation of the man or group.''

              For Felton, in his prison cell,
              this idea changed everything.

              Race was a choice;
              it was what a man feels,
              and Felton knew he felt White.

              By defending "White culture", he would literally become
              [the racist definition of being mono-racially] White
              -- as "pure" as anyone else who shared the same beliefs.


              It was a solution, but not a completely satisfactory one.


              Very few in the movement, Felton knew, had ever
              read Yockey, and most of them weren't likely to
              adopt Yockey's "spiritual definition" of "race"
              even if they did make it through his dense prose.


              This meant that Felton was going to have to keep lying.


              As he recalled …, ''The pervasive racial
              materialism in `the movement' would
              require me to give only half-of-the-truth
              to my comrades as to my own racial-biology,
              but I felt that `in the wider sweep
              of things' this would not matter.''

              It wouldn't matter, he thought, because of his
              intense level of commitment to `the cause' ...


              ''Under such circumstances I saw
              nothing immoral in my `withholding
              of part of my genealogy from them."


              Felton's deception worked.


              Not only was he accepted as White;
              other White prisoners also began
              to turn to him for "racial"-instruction.

              He was transferred to Attica, in upstate New
              York, where in the late 90's there was
              already a well-organized racist faction.

              There were 60 or 70 White prisoners
              in C Block, where Felton was held.

              Of those, 20 were allowed to come to the
              two tables in the mess hall that Felton and
              others had reserved for the ''politicized.''

              Felton lent books to prospective racists who
              wanted a grounding in history, and he took
              part in informal debates in the yard or at dinner.

              He drew an elaborate comic book, one that he
              hoped would find an audience well beyond the
              walls of his prison, about a violent series of
              racist attacks by a lone-wolf terrorist bent on
              overthrowing the United States government.



              (Felton's comics told stories of violent Aryan heroes
              — but he couldn't make his life mimic his art.)


              He was transferred from one prison to another during
              the last few years of his incarceration and made
              connections with racists and neo-Nazis in each one.

              When he was moved to Northern State Prison,
              outside of Newark, in 2000, he assumed
              "an official leadership position" for the first
              time and created an intricate system of
              racist-education and indoctrination for
              `a selected group' of White prisoners.

              ''It became codified,'' he recalled.
              ''We had mandatory workouts,
              mandatory book reports.
              I had a whole curriculum developed.
              I kind of took pride in it.
              It was a really good thing.''

              He discovered that the New Jersey prison system had
              a program in place that allowed prisoners to borrow
              books from public libraries anywhere in the state.

              He made a list of the books he thought his charges
              needed to read and tracked them all down.

              ''We'd all go down to the library and fill out
              these slips for interlibrary loan,'' he said.

              ''When the book arrived, we'd throw one of the
              guys in the copy room at the library a pack
              of cigarettes to make copies for us.''

              Felton's reading list was demanding:
              Yockey, Nietzsche, Spengler.

              Felton's group, usually about a dozen men,
              would meet once a week in the yard
              to discuss the assigned reading.

              Felton had not only found a flock to "belong" to
              ---- he had also become [one of it's] shepherds …


              The Bomb Plot


              Soon after his release in January 2001, Felton set up
              a small-scale desktop counterfeiting operation
              in his home, making 20's and 50's on his
              computer, using a scanner and a color printer.

              He would walk around the North End of Boston,
              using the counterfeit bills to buy gum or a sandwich
              at each little corner store, trading bad money for good.

              Felton said he was amazed to find out how easy
              it was `to conceal himself' in "the civilian world".

              He would walk down the street … his swastika tattoos
              hidden under long sleeves, his shaved head covered with a
              baseball cap, and nobody knew that he was `on a mission'.

              While out of prison and still married to his wife
              Lisa, Felton began to have an affair with Erica
              Chase, a 21 year old White supremacist
              then living in Michigan City, Indiana.

              When Felton was in prison, his communications with
              Chase focused on racial politics and a series of chores
              that Felton needed Chase's help with -- mostly moving
              books and papers for his reading assignments,
              from one prisoner to another, through the mail.

              As his relationship with Lisa disintegrated,
              though, Felton's conversations with
              Chase became more romantic.

              In early April, she bought a gun from her boss
              at the car dealership where she worked and
              drove from Indiana to Boston to meet Felton.

              Chase moved into an apartment that Felton
              had rented for them both in the North End.

              According to the testimony of Chase's friend Kathy
              McGaffigan, a racist taking classes at Harvard,
              Felton seemed jumpy and paranoid during this period.

              When she visited them at their apartment, she noticed
              that he had smashed-in the door-buzzer system,
              apparently because he believed that people on the
              street could use it to listen in on his conversations.

              Together Leo and Erica robbed a bank and forged
              money to buy materials to create a fertilizer bomb.

              It is unclear what the target was to
              be, but it is believed to have been a
              Holocaust museum in New England or
              the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.

              He also desired to assassinate
              high profile "blacks "and Jews

              As is the case with many other White supremacists
              ----- his motivations were to ignite a race war.

              An attendant at a Dunkin Donuts doughnut shop
              spotted a counterfeit they tried to pass him.

              The clerk refused to take it and showed
              it to a police officer who happened to
              be waiting in line for a doughnut.

              Chase and Felton were both arrested.


              For Felton, though, the real struggle was just
              beginning and the worst was yet to come.

              The nadir would come two months after
              Aryan Unit One crashed and burned.

              In June 2001, as the prosecutors prepared
              their case against him, the media broke
              the news that Felton had one "black"
              [i.e. Mixed-Race] parent and one White one.

              On June 21, the `Boston Herald `revealed Felton's
              full racial background to a reading audience
              that had already become riveted by the
              strange tale of the "hub bomb plot."

              Felton's "racial unmasking" was
              his worst nightmare come true.

              The week the story broke, he tried to commit
              suicide by slicing his own jugular vein.

              After learning of his Mixed-Race ancestry, many of
              Felton's comrades then agreed to testify against him.

              When he stood trial in federal court, his defense in the
              hands of a Jewish attorney, he watched Thomas Struss
              and a parade of Chase's friends testify against the couple.

              An all-white jury convicted him of multiple charges of
              counterfeiting, bank-robbery and conspiracy and Felton
              was sentenced to 21 years in 2002 for bank robbery,
              conspiracy to commit bank robbery and other crimes.

              [[[A few days later, recovering from the
              suicide attempt, Felton penned a long letter
              in small, neat script to the 'Herald' writer
              who had made his Mixed-Race roots public.

              "By a disastrous and completely unforeseeable
              turn of events,"he lamented, "I have been
              splashed all over newspapers and televisions
              in a major city, with my biology and my politics
              (or the government's contorted version
              thereof) at the forefront of the whole thing.

              I have been publicly vilified and had my
              one 'skeleton,' namely my "racial origin,
              put on display in the worst imaginable way,
              alienating me from the only community I've
              known since I was and undermining the few
              meaningful relationshipsI had with other people.
              This latter element [the 'skeleton'] is in fact the
              reason I opened my jugular veins last Saturday night."

              Expressing the hope that his letter would be published
              "in its entirety without changes or redactions"
              — it was not — Felton went on to preach against
              'the "evil" of his parents' miscegenation'.

              "I am what I am," he concluded.
              "Contaminated, falsely condemned,
              and alienated from my comrades.
              But a lover of Nature nonetheless,
              and a lover of the West, and
              ever an unrepentant enemy
              of the Multi-Cultural myth."

              The letter was signed, "damned and
              defiant, Leo Vincelette Felton."]]]

              He [now] states that he no longer believes
              "wholeheartedly" in `the cause' that once
              became his reason for life, but he has not
              renounced or distanced himself from
              his former White supremacist views.

              Reactions to the story of Leo Felton have been varied
              … many "black" commentators who claim that --
              --- in a race-blind society ----- all should be able
              to claim whatever racial ancestry one likes.

              He has faced disbelief or intrigue from many Whites and
              constant mockery from both Racist and Anti-Racist groups.

              In his recent book ''Interracial Intimacies,''
              Randall Kennedy explores the tangled
              history of "Racial" `Passing' in America.

              [The concept of "racial"] `Passing' ''has always
              constituted something of a challenge to
              racist regimes,'' Kennedy writes.

              [Mixed-Race people who were categorized] as "black" –
              [yet] appear to be [the racist definition of mono-racially]
              `White' were seen by segregationists ''as an insidious danger
              that threatened to infect fatally the American body politic:
              the passers might, it was feared, 'contaminate' White
              bloodlines by marrying unsuspecting Caucasians.''

              Those fears led to an exacting legal attempt in the
              20th century to define precisely where `White'
              [categorization] ends and "black" [categorization] begins.

              As Kennedy traces in his book, ''until 1910 Virginia
              law classified as `White' anyone who was no more
              than one-quarter Black; after 1910 the allowable
              fraction was reduced to one-sixteenth.''

              Finally in 1924 the State Legislature decreed that ''the term
              'White person' shall apply only to the person who has no
              trace whatsoever of any blood other than Caucasian.''

              This was one of the infamous ''one drop'' laws that
              contended that [the racist definition of mono-racial]
              `Whiteness' could be defined, and defended, absolutely.

              In reality, of course, "race" in America
              has been anything but clear-cut.

              Leo Felton was part of a long tradition of men and
              women who have chosen to move themselves across
              "racial"-lines, whether out of self-"improvement",
              self-`denial', self-deception or simple confusion.

              The questions of `identity' he has wrestled with
              are fundamental to the history, literature and
              politics of race in the United States.

              Two ideas chased each other around and
              around in Felton's head his entire adult life.

              One was that "race" is `an absolute "biological" fact'.

              ("It is natural and genetic and entirely human",
              he says he believed, "for Whites to stay with
              Whites and Blacks to stay with Blacks".)

              The second, opposing, idea was that "race"
              is `an imaginary "social" construct'.

              (''I don't for one moment feel like I did anything wrong
              by choosing not to define myself according to the way
              other people wanted to define me,'' he said ….
              ''Those definitions are not things in themselves.
              They're not a priori true.
              They're legal fictions.'' )


              It is something of a paradox that the most coherent
              intellectual support for Felton's decision to "pass"
              [himself off as fitting the racist definition of mono-racial]
              `White' comes [from] intellectuals like Kennedy, who
              concludes his chapter on "passing" by positioning that
              ''a well-ordered multiracial society ought to allow its
              members free entry into and exit from racial categories,
              even if the choices they make clash with traditional
              understandings of who is "black" and who is 'White,'
              and even if, despite making such choices in good faith,
              individuals mislead observers who rely
              on conventional racial signaling.''

              Felton's subterranean `journey into Whiteness' came during
              a historical moment in which many Americans, particularly
              those of his generation, were redefining their "races" in a
              very different way from the way Felton did: identifying
              themselves, in growing numbers, as Multi-Racial.

              Felton is in many ways … a throwback to
              a bygone racial trope: the ''Tragic Mulatto''
              of books like Mark Twain's ''Pudd'nhead Wilson''
              and William Faulkner's ''Light in August.''

              [He] was a man at war not just with
              the government but with history itself.

              After he recovered from his suicide attempt, Felton
              found himself unmoored, and to some extent, he still is.

              When he talks about the racist ideas he embraced a
              decade ago, his speech is still rapid-fire and confident,
              even bombastic, full of quotations from Nietzsche and
              the well-honed syllogisms he practiced in the prison yard.

              But when he tries to explain what he believes
              today, he becomes awkward and halting.

              There are lots of pauses and stutters and conclusions
              like ''The situation really hasn't gelled yet''
              or ''It's just a very weird time.''

              Just as he did when he first arrived in prison,
              Felton is once more re-evaluating his past.

              ''It's not a thing where I'm a
              reformed racist,'' he said recently.

              ''This whole idea of falling down at the feet of the left
              and begging forgiveness, that's not going to happen.

              But it's funny how long ago it seems sometimes.

              It's almost hard to imagine the way that it felt back then.''

              Now that Felton has had time to come to terms with
              his "race" being `public', he is looking for a new flock.

              ''I need to connect with other "Beige people",'' he wrote ….
              ''I suspect in prison I will always live among Whites,
              but if there is at all some way for me to fix my center
              of gravity in "something Beige", that's what I want.''

              [Erica] Chase, who is serving a five-year sentence,
              [says] that she had abandoned the Racist cause.
              The reason … was that learning Felton's `true "racial"
              identity' had caused her to rethink everything. '

              "She was in love with me, and I'm not just-White,''
              Felton said …''It was something that
              undermined her concept of race.''

              It is exactly the fear that White supremacists in the early
              20th century had about racial "passing" -- that "black"
              [i.e. Mixed-Race] men "passing" as [fitting the racist
              definition of being mono-racially] `White' would
              seduce `White' women and convert them to a
              new and more liberal understanding of "race".

              The greatest twist of Leo Felton's career as a revolutionary
              is that after years of effort to win `White' America over
              from Multi-Culturalism to Racism, the one person
              he managed to convert was Erica Chase, a
              Racist he has turned into a Multi-Culturalist.

              Felton's message was that "racial" divisions were
              sacrosanct and undeniable; his life has showed that,
              in reality, those lines are hard to find and easy to cross.


              Source(s):

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Felton
              http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=76
              http://www.rickross.com/reference/supremacists/supremacists107.html
              http://www.whiteprivilege.com/index.php?s=felton

              An interesting note on `prison gangs':

              http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?sid=58


              Related Links:


              On Being Mixed-Race:

              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1217
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2016
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1747

              On The One-Drop Rule:

              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1386
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1417
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/641

              On Passing:

              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1328
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1331

              On The Tragic Mulatto:

              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1610

              On Multi-Racials who play The Blame-Game:

              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1078

              Other Examples of Self-Hatred:

              [[

              Occasionally one meets a person whose heritage contains,
              in part, an ancestral lineage which they clearly despise
              and who become so filled with arrogance, ignorance,
              contempt and hatred for said lineage that they target
              their own self-hatred and shame at anyone with whom
              they identify as being related in whole (or --if
              acknowledged-- even in part) with said lineage.

              The recent rise in the "Malevolently-Militant Multiracial"
              (MMM/ 3M) `Racist / Anti-Black' Groups and Individuals
              clearly demonstrate that this `tragedy' is not limited
              by any Ethnic origin or a given Racial-admixture.

              A few more famous of the examples of people
              who are known for hating those who they feel
              represent 'a part of themselves and their ancestry'
              which they wish they could disown' include,
              but certainly is not limited to, the following:

              --- Dan Burros
              (Jewish Neo-Nazi and Klansman)
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Burros
              http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=143
              http://www.nypress.com/16/8/news&columns/oldsmoke.cfm
              http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/936032/posts
              http://www.allbookstores.com/book/156025372X

              --- Frank Collin
              (quondam Neo-Nazi of a Jewish father --
              anti-semitic / racial-supremacist and the
              Nazi leader of the attempted Skokie, IL march)
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Collin
              http://www.flavinscorner.com/collin.htm
              http://www.skokiehistory.info/chrono/nazis.html

              --- Andrew Britt Greenbaum
              (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
              http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=121
              http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=144

              --- Davis Wolfgang Hawke
              (Jewish Neo-Nazi)
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Wolfgang_Hawke

              --- William Potter Gale
              (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
              http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=73
              http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/2002-11-27/cover.html

              --- Jordan Gollub
              (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
              http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=144

              --- Dylan "Yassenoff" Klebold
              (one of the `Columbine' shooters who was a
              part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacist)
              http://columbine.free2host.net/dylan.html
              http://broncomania.com/shooting/0424mom3.shtml
              http://judicial-inc.biz/columbine_killers.htm

              --- Adolph Hitler & various Nazi party leaders
              (part-Jewish anti-semitic/racial-supremacists)
              http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/11/1657112.php
              http://www.freedomsite.org/pipermail/fs_discussion/2000-March/000084.html

              There were many part-Jewish Nazis who gladly worked
              for Adolph Hitler (said to have been ¼ Jewish himself)
              under a "special exemption" (many of these were
              signed by Adolf Hitler himself) in a legal provision
              known as the "Deutschblütigkeitserklärung"
              (or literally, 'the Declaration of German Blood').

              These people included, but
              were not limited, the following:

              Helmut Schmidt / Erhard Milch / Anton Mayer /
              Bernhard Rogge / Wolfram von Richthofen /
              Helmut Wilbe / Hermann Aub / etc.)
              http://www.kamero.net/articles/Hitler

              Vladimir Zhirinovsky
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Zhirinovsky
              http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PubAntisemitism.asp?did=131&pid=633

              ]]

              Photo of Leo Felton
              http://i10.tinypic.com/2aflo9v.jpg
              http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/44/Felton.jpg/200px-Felton.jpg

              Photo of Leo Felton's father
              http://i10.tinypic.com/3y3ljsj.jpg
            • meticreole2
              Very much so a lose-lose sitch.. rosanna_armendariz wrote: Thank you for sharing this unfortunate story regarding Leo Felton, an
              Message 6 of 9 , Sep 10, 2009
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                Very much so a "lose-lose" sitch..


                "rosanna_armendariz" <rosanna_armendariz@...> wrote:


                Thank you for sharing this unfortunate story regarding Leo Felton, an individual obviously suffering from extreme self-hatred. It seems that his mother messed him up when he was a kid. And then when he ended up in prison, that really sent him over the edge. Like I said, prison is a very racially polarized environment and every inmate has to get w/a group for protection. So I can see how a white-looking mixed-race man might end up w/the aryans and then brainwash himself into believing their dogma. Very sad.
              • rosanna_armendariz
                I agree. As it so happens, I know about this from personal experience. I have an adopted brother from whom I m estranged due to his drug addiction and
                Message 7 of 9 , Sep 11, 2009
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                  I agree. As it so happens, I know about this from personal experience. I have an adopted brother from whom I'm estranged due to his drug addiction and criminal lifestyle. He is mixed-race (as am I, and my parents, which is part of the reason he was placed w/my family-- the misguided idea of keeping children with "their own kind."), and he has been incarcerated several times over the years. From what I understand he has had to go to great lengths to survive the racially polarized prison environment, including faking suicide attempts and symptoms of psychosis in order to be removed from the general population. The last time he was in prison my mother said that he'd joined a White group. I don't know if by this she meant White supremacist, but i wouldn't be surprised. I'm sure he'd do whatever it takes to stay alive.


                  In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
                  "meticreole2" <kahlilc@...> wrote:


                  Very much so a "lose-lose" sitch..


                  "rosanna_armendariz" <rosanna_armendariz@> wrote:


                  Thank you for sharing this unfortunate story regarding Leo Felton, an individual obviously suffering from extreme self-hatred. It seems that his mother messed him up when he was a kid. And then when he ended up in prison, that really sent him over the edge. Like I said, prison is a very racially polarized environment and every inmate has to get w/a group for protection. So I can see how a white-looking mixed-race man might end up w/the aryans and then brainwash himself into believing their dogma. Very sad.
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