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The usually reliable Valleywag is reporting that Facebook and Paypal impresario, Peter Thiel donated $1 million dollars to the anti-immigrant hate-group NumbersUSA.  Peter Thiel, apparently has some fairly extreme views and co-authored the book "The Diversity Myth", which argues that "multiculturalism" is used to promote social intolerance on American college campuses.  I suggest that the netroots make a statement by asking that Facebook disavow Thiel's association with a hate group.  

According to a November 14th post on Vallewag:

Insiders at Clarium Capital, the $5.3 billion hedge fund run by Facebook investor Peter Thiel, are buzzing about their boss's $1 million donation to NumbersUSA, an anti-immigrant group. The donation is an open secret within Clarium, and it has enraged several staff members who joined Clarium because they believed Thiel shared their libertarian ideals. When I asked Thiel if he'd made the donation, an underling passed on a nondenial saying the company didn't comment on "gossip and heresy." A typo — he meant to say "hearsay" — but a suggestive one. Thiel has fallen under the sway of Robertson "Rob" Morrow III, a Christian right-wing thinker who has personally donated to NumbersUSA, and persuaded Thiel to make his own, much larger donation.

NumbersUSA is a front organization for anti-immigrant, racist, John Tanton who founded the nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform.  The Tanton and NumbersUSA agenda is basically nativist xenophobia with a good dose of anti-Latino hysteria.  So make your feelings known to your connections on Facebook. Join the Facebook group asking that Thiel be kicked off the Board of Directors.

Originally posted to cafecito on Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 03:41 PM PST.

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