Heritage Expert Contributed Articles On Hispanic Incarceration To ‘Nationalist’ Website

May 9, 2013 10:40 a.m.

The Heritage Foundation’s Jason Richwine, who co-authored the think tank’s study claiming immigration reform will cost trillions of dollars, contributed two articles to a “nationalist” website about Hispanic incarceration rates, Yahoo News reported Thursday.

Richwine came under fire after the Washington Post reported Wednesday that his Harvard dissertation argued Hispanics have lower IQs than Caucasians and that the United States should screen immigrants based on their IQ scores.

According to Yahoo News, Richwine wrote two articles on “crime rates among Hispanics in the United States” for the site AlternativeRight.com, a website run by Richard Spencer, “a self-described ‘nationalist’ who writes frequently about race and against ‘the abstract notion of human equality.'” 

AlternativeRight.com describes itself as “dedicated to heretical perspectives on society and culture—popular, high, and otherwise—particularly those informed by radical, traditionalist, and nationalist outlooks”…


The website has published several controversial pieces about nationalism and race since Spencer founded it 3 years ago. Spencer is now the chairman of the Montana-based National Policy Institute, an organization that describes itself as a think tank for “White Americans.”


Richwine’s articles for AlternativeRight.com, “Model Minority,” published on March 3, 2010, and “More on Hispanics and Crime,” published the next day, push back on an American Conservative essaythat argued that some conservatives have over-hyped the crime rate among Hispanics. (Richwine’s article was cross-posted on the website of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. where Richwine was previously a fellow.)

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