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Terry "Uncle Ruckus" Anderson dead

by One People's Project Saturday, Jul. 10, 2010 at 12:05 PM (267)970-5889 PO Box 42817, Philadelphia, PA 19101

A black man who made it his mission in life to pit the black community of South Central against Hispanics, even while working with white supremacists, has been called home by the devil.

Terry Anderson, a Black Conservative talk-show host who was best known for his vitriolic attacks on Hispanics under the guise of fighting illegal immigration, died Thursday of Cancer. Anderson used his radio show on KRLA in Los Angeles to rail against not only illegal immigrants, but Hispanics in particular, encouraging in vain for African Americans to oppose the Hispanic community and its culture.

A lifelong resident of South Central Los Angeles (sometimes calling himself a “prisoner” of South Central), Anderson said his activism began in 1986 after being concerned about the makeup of his mostly black neighborhood becoming more and more Hispanic. “I looked around the neighborhood, and I saw the denseness,” he said. “ten, twenty people living in a two-bedroom house. Four or five cars at each house. Corn growing in the front yard. Chickens, goats in yards. This is all the stuff we never had when I was growing up there back in the fifties and sixties, and all of a sudden we had it, and I knew something was wrong.” Anderson began by regularly calling the George Putnam radio show Those calls eventually led to his KRLA radio program.

Anderson said when he started, he was particularly disturbed about then-President Ronald Reagan’s Immigration Control and Reform Act, and became an activist behind the notion that Hispanics were taking jobs from African Americans. According to an interview on the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) website however, African Americans have never been all that receptive to his work. “See, black folks don't have no focus,” he said. We hold a town hall meeting about illegal immigration, and they want to bring up a thousand subjects. They want to talk about education; they want to talk about the schools; they want to talk about parking; they want to talk about police brutality. And then you got that old minority bullshit about, "We minorities, they minorities, so we got to all stick together." Then you get, "The white man hard on them just like he hard on us," and, see, this is the kind of stuff I just don't understand. Right now, the white man that they are talking about is Mexicans! It used to be the Klan, now it's the Klan with a tan.”

Anderson’s activism has put him, ironically enough, primarily in the company of those associated with white supremacists who often used him to deflect charges of racism. He has worked with racist activists like Barbara Coe and Glenn Spencer, has spoken at conferences put on by the racist Social Contract Press and his last public appearance was speaking at the June 5 rally in Phoenix that saw controversy because of organizer Dan Smeriglio’s ties to neo-Nazis in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In an interview on the Southern Poverty Law Center website.

In the SPLC interview, he said that although he considered his supporters at the white supremacist website Stormfront “a bunch of redneck, racist motherfuckers”, he had no qualms about working with white supremacists or those that are associated with them. “I have black people tell me, ‘Man, you saying the same thing the KKK is saying,’” he said. “Well, then we're both right. I'm sorry. I'm sorry that we happen to agree on this. And I think, now a lot of these white supremacist organizations are softening themselves toward us, because now they got a new enemy that's overwhelming them.”

Indeed, the tributes have come decidedly from those who have focused on how black he was. Roy Beck of Numbers USA called him an “outspoken champion of the cause of Black Americans against the unfair competition of immigration”, while Brenda Walker at VDARE said, “When many black Americans were hunkering down, scared to voice misgivings about the alien invasion, Terry was not afraid. Saving the country was always more important to him than obeying PC rules to ‘say no evil’ about minorities.” Glenn Spencer was even more glowing: “He was a working-class black who refused to remain silent, as his community was being ripped apart. Leftists feared him as they do all who speak the truth about illegal immigration, but even more so because he was black.”

No other details about Anderson’s age or family have been immediately available.

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