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Encyclopedia > Virginia Abernethy
Virginia Abernethy as a keynote speaker at the 2004 National Conference of the Council of Conservative Citizens, along side Jared Taylor, Wayne Lutton, and Paul Fromm.

Virginia Deane Abernethy (born 1934) is an American professor (emerita) of psychiatry and anthropology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.B.A from Vanderbilt University, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is an anthropology fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) is an American paleoconservative political organization that supports a large variety of localized grassroots causes including white separatism, and which opposes racial integration,[1] multiculturalism and political correctness. ... Jared Taylor Samuel Jared Taylor (b. ... Frederick Paul Fromm (born January 3, 1949), known as Paul Fromm, is a Canadian far-right political figure. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... Psychiatry is a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the mind and mental illness. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the comparative study of the physical and social characteristics of humanity through the examination of historical and present geographical distribution, cultural history, acculturation, and cultural relationships. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Wellesley College is a womens liberal arts college that opened in 1875, founded by Henry Fowle Durant and his wife Pauline Fowle Durant. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an organization that promotes cooperation between scientists, defends scientific freedom, encourages scientific responsibility and supports scientific education for the betterment of all humanity. ...


Abernethy describes herself as an “ethnic separatist”, though critics such as the Southern Poverty Law Center have labeled her a white supremacist. She has been called "an anthropologist at the center of the paleoconservative intellectual movement for over 30 years" ([1]). The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American non-profit legal organization, whose stated purpose is to combat racism and promote civil rights through research, education and litigation. ... Paleoconservatism (sometimes shortened to paleo or paleocon when the context is clear) is an anti-communist and anti-authoritarian[1] right wing movement based primarily in the United States that stresses tradition, civil society and classical federalism, along with familial, religious, regional, national and Western identity. ...


An outspoken opponent of immigration, Abernethy has called for a complete moratorium on immigration into the United States. She claims that immigrants devalue the work force, utilize scarce resources, and that Third World immigration has led to a rise in dangerous diseases within the US.

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Fertility-opportunity hypothesis

Abernethy's research has focused on the issues of population and culture. Her most famous work discounts the demographic transition theory, which holds that fertility drops as women become more educated and contraceptives become more available. In its place she has developed a fertility-opportunity hypothesis which states that fertility follows perceived economic opportunity. A corollary to this hypothesis is that food aid to developing nations will only exacerbate overpopulation. She has advocated in favor of microloans to women in the place of international aid, because she believes microloans allow improvement in the lives of families without leading to higher fertility. Culture (Culture from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning to cultivate,) generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... In demography, the term demographic transition is a theory describing a possible transition from high birth rates and death rates to low birth and death rates as part of the economic development of a country from a pre-industrial to an industrialized economy. ... Fertility is a measure of reproduction: the number of children born per couple, person or population. ... Look up Hypothesis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The World Food Programme (WFP) is an agency of the United Nations which distributes food commodities to support development projects, to long-term refugees and displaced persons and as emergency food assistance in situations of natural and man-made disasters. ... A developing country is a country with low average income compared to the world average. ... Map of countries by population density (See List of countries by population density. ... // Microcredit is an integral part of the microfinance concept which also includes microenterprise training, microinsurance and other financial innovations aimed at serving the very poor. ...


She has opposed programs that would spur economic development in less developed countries on the grounds that they are self-defeating. In the December 1994 issue of The Atlantic Monthly she authored an article entitled "Optimism and Overpopulation" in which she argued that: "…efforts to alleviate poverty often spur population growth, as does leaving open the door to immigration. Subsidies, windfalls, and the prospect of economic opportunity remove the immediacy of needing to conserve. The mantras of democracy, redistribution, and economic development raise expectations and fertility rates, fostering population growth and thereby steepening a downward environmental and economic spiral." The Atlantic redirects here; for the ocean, see Atlantic Ocean. ...


Publications

Abernethy has written or edited several books, including: Population Politics: The Choices that Shape our Future, 1993, and Population Pressure and Cultural Adjustment, 1979. Abernethy has written articles that have appeared in Chronicles, The Social Contract Press, The Atlantic Monthly, and numerous academic journals. She has also made occasional contributions to the weblog VDARE. Chronicles is a U.S. monthly magazine published by the paleoconservative Rockford Institute. ... The Social Contract Press states that it is an educational and publishing organization advocating open discussion of such related issues as population size and rate of growth, protection of the environment and precious resources, limits on immigration, as well as preservation and promotion of a shared American language and culture. ... The Atlantic redirects here; for the ocean, see Atlantic Ocean. ... Scientific journals are one type of academic journal An academic journal is a regularly-published, peer-reviewed publication that publishes scholarship relating to an academic discipline. ... Peter Brimelow founder of VDARE VDARE.com, or VDARE, is a website that advocates reduced immigration into the United States. ...


Positions held

Abernethy served 1989-1999 as the editor of the academic journal Population and Environment. She also served on the editorial board of The Citizen Informer, the newsletter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a Neo-confederate organization. Abernethy regularly addresses meetings of the CofCC. She is on the editorial advisory board of The Occidental Quarterly, a pro-European-American scholarly journal of "nationalist thought and opinion." Abernethy is on the Board of Directors of the Carrying Capacity Network, an immigration-reduction organization, and also on the Board of Population-Environment BALANCE, which advocates an immigration moratorium in order to balance population size with resources and the environment's capacity to cope with pollution. The Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) is an American paleoconservative political organization that supports a large variety of localized grassroots causes including white separatism, and which opposes racial integration,[1] multiculturalism and political correctness. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Occidental Quarterly is a white nationalist journal that seeks to direct American conservatism in the direction of an Anglo-Saxon cultural and racialist ideology. ... A European American, or a Euro-American, is a person who resides in the United States and is either the descendant of European immigrants or from Europe themselves. ...



RATIONALE: In many publications, Dr. Abernethy has clarified that the United States population size has already exceeded the nation's carrying capacity [water, topsoil, and energy are principal resources at risk]. Carrying capacity refers to the environment's ability to sustain a population at its size and level of consumption over the long term. [Sources are the late Dr. Garrett Hardin, Dr. Albert Bartlett of the University of Colorado and Dr. David Pimentel of Cornell University, among others.]


Dr. Abernethy has also discussed the effect of mass immigration on the labor force. Both the middle class and lower class are deeply harmed by immigration's effects of displacing American workers and depressing wages. [Sources include Dr. George Borjas of Harvard University , Dr. Vernon Briggs of Cornell University, and Dr. Sum of Northeastern Univeristy.]


She has also reported the fiscal effects of immigration. Beginning with Dr. Don Huddle of Rice University, analysts have shown that the net cost of immigration to tax-payers is upwards of $92 billion dollars annually, net of taxes that immigrants pay. [Recent analysts who roughly concur are Dr. Robert Rector of the Heritage Institute and Dr. Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies.]


Finally, Dr. Abernethy has reported Dr. Huddle's and more recently Dr. Steven Camarota's finding that mass immigration is accelerating the day that Social Security receipts fail to cover outlays.


Protect Arizona Now

Abernethy's involvement in Arizona's Proposition 200 campaign generated new controversy. She was Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Protect Arizona Now (PAN) committee which promoted Proposition 200 in that state's 2004 election. (Proposition 200, which passed November 2, further limits access to voting and government benefits by anyone without documentation). Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... The Protect Arizona Now (PAN) initiative (designated Proposition 200) is a law passed November 2, 2004 by the voters of the U.S. state of Arizona. ...


On August 9, 2004 the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which is reported to have contributed over $400,000 for signature gathering, issued a statement that called for Abernethy's resignation from PAN because of her "repugnant, divisive" views, including separatism. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization in the United States that advocates for reforms of U.S. immigration policies that would result in significant immigration reduction. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Separatism is a term usually applied to describe the attitudes or motivations of those seeking independence or separation of their land or region from the country that governs them. ...


During the campaign Abernethy replied to a journalist's question about her allegedly supremacist views by stating that she considers herself a separatist, not a supremacist.

"I'm in favor of separatism -- and that's different than supremacy. Groups tend to self-segregate. I know that I'm not a supremacist. I know that ethnic groups are more comfortable with their own kind" (see [2]).

In a letter to the Washington Times printed September 30, 2004, she rebutted their reporting of her as a "self-described 'racial separatist'", indicating that she is an ethnic separatist instead. She went on to note that the nation has abandoned the motto, "e pluribus unum." She wrote, "The goals of the multicultural game are ethnic separatism, ethnic privilege and ethnic power." European-Americans are "late on the playing field" and need to catch up because if they don't play the game "my family and kin will lose out" ([3]). is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


9/11

She is a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Statement. [4]


 
 

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