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White supremacist Richard Spencer think tank’s tax-exempt charity status restored by IRS

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A white supremacist think tank headed by the man who coined the term “alt-right” has just had its tax-exempt non-profit status restored by the IRS.

The National Policy institute lost its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in March 2017, which was “triggered by its failure to file tax returns for three consecutive years,” Courthouse News reports.

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National Policy Institute president Richard Spencer and NPI have been labeled white supremacist, although he reportedly rejects the term. The Anti-Defamation League says NPI is a white supremacist organization and Spencer is a white supremacist.

Spencer told the Associated Press, “When we lost it, it did feel like persecution, to be honest.”

The IRS automatically revokes tax-exempt status from organizations that don’t file tax returns for three years.

“The National Policy Institute raised $697,267 in tax-deductible contributions from 2007 through 2015,” the AP notes.

On its website The National Policy Institute says it is “an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world.”

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“Heritage” is a dog whistle term that can refer to white supremacism.

“Richard Spencer and NPI are at the forefront of Alt-Right activism,” the organization states.

Spencer rebranded racist hate ideology into the term “alt-right” in 2010.

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Genocide expert breaks down how all of the ‘warning signs’ are present in Trump’s America

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Defense research scientist and genocide expert Brynn Tannehill laid out a terrifying warning on Thursday about President Donald Trump's administration.

As the United States Senate conducted an impeachment trial for the commander-in-chief, Tannehill posted an extended Twitter thread examining the situation in America from her perspective as a researcher studying the conditions that lead to genocide.

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I study genocide. It's been a theme in my academic endeavours for nearly 30 years. More accurately, I study the conditions in the lead up to genocide, be they cultural, social, political, economic, etc... 1/n

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Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was blasted in The Washington Post on Thursday for his culpability in creating the dynamics that resulted in President Donald Trump -- and his impeachment.

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