Oh this is a good one! We have a major hotel, Crowne Plaza Dulles in Herndon, VA, supporting a bunch of neo-Nazis.
I guess business is slow, huh Crowne?? What's the matter? Couldn't drum up enough decent people to stay at your hotel?
----------------- From the white supremacist website Stormfront.org: American Renaissance Conference
Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2008, Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) In the Name of Our People.
This is the best WN (White Nationalists) event in the western hemisphere and is only held every 2 years, so don't miss out if it is at all possible for you to attend! The speakers include many of the best intellectuals in the WN movement, and many who have played a crucial role in communicating WN ideas to a larger audience of our people.
Speakers of the event are listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) website which provides up-to-date information on hate groups and their supporters. The founder and president of American Renaissance (aka New Century Foundation) is well documented on SPLC's website along with his organization:
This conference is going to take place in Herndon on the weekend of Feb 22nd at the Crowne Plaza Dulles 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, Virginia 20170.
Don't believe this group really is neo-Nazi? Read the description of their motivations (retrieved today, in case they change it later):
"In all parts of the world, whites are afraid to speak out in their own interests. Racial differences in IQ, the costs of 'diversity,' the challenges of non-white immigration—politicians and the media dare not discuss what these things mean for whites and their civilization."
Hmmmmm.....last I checked, we lived in a HUMAN civilization, not a WHITE one.
Want to verify the conference and tell Crowne how disgusted you are? Give them a call!
Wayne Thompson, Crowne Plaza Dulles Front Desk Manager/Complaints - To reach Wayne go through main number 703-471-6700 and ask for Wayne
Tim Thomasberg, Crowne Plaza Dulles Reservations - To reach Tim call 703-674-0448
Stevan Porter, Intercontinental Hotels Group President Americas Region - 770-604-2968
Then, email their coporate office that claims to support diversity: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remind them that Crowne is part of their corporation, Intercontinental Hotels Group. They state a corporate diversity policy of:
"It is IHG's policy that there shall be no discrimination in respect of gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, colour, religion, race, nationality, ethnic origins, disability, hours worked or age, and that equal opportunity should be given to all employees, treated with respect at work; and it is the Group's policy that harassment and victimisation will not be permitted or condoned."
I hardly think Crowne is living up to corporate or OUR expectations.
Some information courtesy of Immigration Eagles, members of a coalition of non-profits and civil rights organizations. Commentary and righteous anger is my own, but it is obviously shared.