Greenville, SC — A Greenville County man, who did not want to be identified, said he’s upset about a business card for a white separatist group that landed in his mailbox.
The card, from a group by the name of Northwest Front, said, “If white people had a country of our own, this wouldn’t be happening.”
The message has the Greenville County man wishing he could send it back. He said the card was in an envelope without a return address.
“It’s borderline disturbing knowing that there are people out there like that,” said the man.
The people behind the business card follow something called Northwest Front.
“The central part of our message is that white people are a group under threat. We are facing the genocide of our race,” said Harold Covington, Northwest Front spokesman.
Covington said he’s a white separatist who wants all white people to migrate to the Northwest Pacific to create a “white nation.”
“Our main message in South Carolina … and anywhere else that it’s spread, is that they need to come here,” Covington said.
Northwest Front claims there’s no hate behind its ideas, but the Southern Poverty Law Center said it has spent the last 30 years tracking hate groups, and names Northwest Front as one of 10 active “Hate Groups” in Washington State.
Mark Potok, with SPLC, said people in the Upstate should keep its presence here in perspective.
“I know it is not pleasant to receive this type of literature from groups like the Northwest Front but the idea that this group is somehow going to be arriving in large numbers… I think it’s very unlikely,” Potok said.
As for the man who received this card, he wants people to know the ideas behind it don’t belong in the area.
“Stay out of the Upstate,” he said. “Everybody I know down here, we’re all a bunch of loving people, and we don’t need to fool around with that.”
The Greenville County man FOX Carolina spoke with said he has not heard of any neighbors getting the same card and he’s still not sure why it was sent to him.