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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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      Photo of Leo Felton's father
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    • 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
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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 5 of 9 , Sep 10 5:40 PM
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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 6 of 9 , Sep 11 11:56 AM
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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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