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Study uncovers racist roots in anti-immigrant groups

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in a report released Feb. 3 charges that three Washington D.C. organizations have racist roots and that they were the most responsible for blocking comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. All three groups – the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies and NumbersUSA – are all part of a single chain of lobbyist groups conceived, founded and funded by John Tanton known as an extreme white nationalist and anti-immigrant culprit, says SPLC.

Namesake challenges melting pot myths

The director of “The Namesake,” Mira Nair, seems to be making a deliberately foreign film in America. The film is based on the 2004 novel of the same title by Jhumpa Lahiri.