Squarespace: Stop Hosting White Supremacists
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Squarespace, a popular web hosting service for businesses and creative professionals, is hosting white supremacist/neo-nazi groups: Identity Evropa, Radix Journal, and Richard Spencer's National Policy Institute. These groups helped to organize the deadly nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11th-12th. Squarespace has been informed of this repeatedly by email, but has refused to take the websites down.
Hate websites violate Squarespace's Acceptable Use Policy (section 6.2), forbidding users to “advocate bigotry or hatred against any person or group based on their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, age or disability.”
Identity Evropa is a white supremacist/neo-nazi “fraternity” for people of “European, non-Semitic heritage.” Identity Evropa’s founder, Nathan Damigo was a keynote speaker at the deadly Charlottesville rally. He has committed violent hate crimes against people of color and was videotaped at another protest punching a woman in the face. Identity Evropa’s website distributes propaganda on “white identity” and “race, evolution, and behavior,” promoting the notion that white people are superior and people of color are less intelligent and more violent.
The National Policy Institute is led by Richard Spencer, another organizer of the Charlottesville rallies, and a documented neo-nazi. NPI's website distributes “research” on “understanding Jewish influence” and supposed “racial differences in intelligence, personality, and behavior.” Spencer describes immigration as a “proxy war” and argues that white America must “conquer or die.”
Radix Journal is a collection of white supremacist essays curated by Richard Spencer. Some speculate about “Eugenic” policies “to flush disloyalty from our gene pool.” Others complain of a “Jewish assault on Europeans” and the failure “to expel the freed slaves from the United States.”
Squarespace’s continued hosting of these sites constitutes an in-kind contribution to neo-nazis, white supremacists, and the violence they promote -- in Charlottesville and elsewhere.
WE MUST NOT STAND FOR THIS.
Until Squarespace enforces its own Acceptable Use policy by REMOVING HATE SITES people of conscience must #BOYCOTTSQUARESPACE. Podcasts and other businesses with a social conscience should not accept Squarespace's ad buys.
REJECT WHITE SUPREMACY. REJECT NAZISM. #BOYCOTTSQUARESPACE
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