The Academy of the Holy Cross, an all-girls Catholic High School in Kensington, Maryland, fired a staff member after his ties to the Alt-Right were discovered. The school’s president, Kathleen Ryan Preeble sent a letter to the parents afterword stating, “Someone sent me documents from the Atlanta Antifascist(Antifa) that showed Greg Ritter was Greg Conte and connected the dots to his work with Richard Spencer. We Immediately started to work on this and within 48 hours contacted Mr. Conte directly and he confirmed it and then we terminated him.”
The left-wing activist group Antifa often works to destroy the lives of those who do not adhere to their political beliefs.
The anonymous tip from Antifa led the school to fire Conte solely for his personal political beliefs stating in a letter to the parents of enrolled students, “As for his potential impact on our girls, I conducted an investigation at the time of his firing and determined there is no reason to think that he negatively influenced any of our girls with his philosophy. It appears at the time he was focused on maintaining an appropriate persona for our school environment.” Conte was a substitute teacher at the school as well as a field hockey coach.
Conte is also the full-time director of operations at the National Policy Institute, an Alt-Right think tank founded by Richard Spencer, one of the movements more prominent leaders. Their website states, “The National Policy Institute is an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world.” In an interview Conte said, “My basic assumption is that Whites have a basic right to their own countries, and to control who comes into their countries.”
The Alt-Right is a political movement shaped around the interest of Whites. They largely hold the same sentiments about race as most people did in sixties America and every prior generation back to our founding fathers. The Alt-Right is against the mass migration and demographic shift in the United States that has taken place since the Hart Cellar Act of 1965. They advocate for policies such as freedom of association and immigration policies similar to those in place before 1965.
Freedom of association is the belief that people should be free to engage with whomever they please and not be forced to engage with anyone they wish not to. One common understanding in the Alt-Right is that forced integration under anti-discrimination laws is as bad as forced segregation under Jim Crow laws. It is understood by members of the Alt-Right that no one is entitled to someone else’s services, and people should not be forced into servitude as they are under the current law.
Their views are considered radical by modern standards but they coincide with the values the United States was founded upon. The founding fathers of this country were all White Nationalist and intended for the country to maintain an overwhelmingly White Majority. The Naturalization Act of 1790 restricted citizenship to free white men of good character residing in the United States, and required them to take an oath of allegiance to the United States.
Conte is an example of how the left has been able to silence those who don’t subscribe to their particular brand of liberalism. While Conte was fired from a school for his Alt-Right ties, Universities across the country are funding and hosting anti-White courses. Courses in Critical Whiteness Studies have been commonplace in American Universities since the 1990s. Ironically the clear bias in the educational system and their clear bias against Whites has been paramount in the recruiting efforts of the Alt-Right.
According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, nine percent of Americans find holding Conte’s views is an acceptable stance, and 10% say they support the movement. While the group is clearly a minority of the population, it is far from the extreme fringe movement the media claims it to be. Conte’s views are becoming more mainstream by the day, and attempts to shut it down by certain groups have only led to its increased popularity.
According to Preeble, firing Conte served the purpose of “reinforcing that our primary goal is to surround them with adult role models who embody our mission, values and beliefs.”