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NCJ Number: 207277 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Action Corps: Led by a 15-Year-Old, the Neo-Nazi Aryan Nations' Long-Defunct Youth Organization Seems To Be Coming Back to Life
Journal: Intelligence Report  Issue:114  Dated:Summer 2004  Pages:18-21
Author(s): Nia Hightower
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 4
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the history and activities of the Aryan Nations Youth Action Corps (ANYAC), a group committed to recruiting youth to a neo-Nazi ideology of hatred of Jews and non-Whites.
Abstract: In January 2004, 15-year-old Logan Brown organized a Southern California chapter of ANYAC that currently consists of six members. Brown has created two ANYAC Web sites to attract youth from other States. Logan has been raised in a predominantly White, middle-class milieu, and he and his ANYAC cohorts attend a predominantly White high school. The ANYAC has started a campus group called the Council of Concerned Students, which conducts nonviolent campaigns such as calling for the banning of gay pride T-shirts and the banning of the display of Jewish symbols at the school. Logan says he will remain nonviolent unless violent methods are required to create a White homeland. ANYAC's most recent effort has been a fund-raising concert in honor of Hitler's birthday, along with the celebration of the release from prison of former Klan leader David Duke. Logan's efforts have helped inspire a new ANYAC chapter in Illinois, and he also claims to have recruited members in Arkansas, Maryland, and several other States. He is also designing a plan to restore the adult-oriented Aryan Nations to its former prominence among neo-Nazi groups. Logan's educational and occupational plans are to obtain a Ph.D. in history, attend law school, and become a district attorney. With these credentials, he then plans to go to Idaho and work with the Aryan Nations.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Hate Crimes; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Racial discrimination; Racially motivated violence; White supremacists
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