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01/27/2019

Activist who met with congressmen about ‘DNA’ posted about black ‘violence gene’

External Link - Source: NBC News

An alt-right activist who met with two Republican congressmen to discuss “DNA” and “genetics” posted on Facebook that he believes Muslims are “genetically different in their propensity for violence or rape” and linked to stories about how African-Americans “possessed a ‘violence’ gene.”

Chuck Johnson met with Reps. Andy Harris of Maryland and Phil Roe of Tennessee on Thursday. After a Huffington Post reporter tweeted a photoof Johnson with the two congressmen, and the photo attracted media attention because of Johnson’s far-right views, Roe released a statementsaying he and Harris had met with Johnson because he was representing a company advocating for “increasing the number of sequenced genomes for research.”

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