NC state senate candidate deleted racist video when called for comment

By David Ferguson
Thursday, March 15, 2012 14:04 EDT
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North Carolina state senate candidate Bivins Hollar is not an unreasonable guy. He just wanted to be able to run for office and have a (now-deleted) video up on YouTube outlining his plans for ethnic cleansing in South Africa. Why is that such a big deal?

Hollar, 28, is running as a Democrat from Catawba County, although state party officials have made it clear that they not only do not endorse him, but “condemn any individual who uses his or her candidacy to spread fear and advocate violence regardless of their party affiliation.”

In the video below, Hollar detailed a plan to move “whites” from east to west in South Africa, “(t)hen basically push all the savages out by just shooting them.” He went on to say that black South Africans should be relocated to a desert compound and starved to death.

When Charlotte Observer reporter Jim Morrill contacted Hollar to inquire about the ghoulish video, the candidate immediately denied responsibility.

The Observer quotes Hollar as saying, “I didn’t do it…I do not know what you’re talking about.” Then he placed the reporter’s call on hold and the video disappeared from YouTube.

You can watch the clip, embedded pre-call via the Charlotte Observer‘s YouTube account, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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