WASPO

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WASPO (an acronym for "We Are Seriously Pissed Off") is an anti-illegal immigration group founded in 2006 by conservative WCOA talk show host Luke McCoy. According to McCoy, the group arose from frustrations over the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States who "seem to be destroying what I have always known as America."[1] The group also has a generally conservative stance towards gay rights and other issues.

McCoy at a WASPO "swarm" with a shirt that reads "SPEAK ENGLISH DAMMIT!"

McCoy intends for WASPO to grow nationwide and invites members of other communities to form their own chapter, called a "nest." Similarly, the group's meetings are called "swarms."

The similarity of the organization's name to the acronym "WASP" (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) has drawn accusations of a racist or nativist agenda and attracted the attention of various watchdog groups.[2].

In October 2008 McCoy announced he was holding a final "swarm" leading up to the 2008 presidential election, after which he would discontinue his involvement in WASPO.[3]

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References

  1. "'WASPO' is buzzword for local opponents of illegal immigration." Pensacola News Journal, June 4, 2006.
  2. BuildingDemocracy.com
  3. As heard on Pensacola Speaks