While Millard does not belong to the Citizens for the Improvement of
Costa Mesa, he does wield considerable clout among members of that group,
which has claimed responsibilityfor getting Steel elected in November.
His views that charities are magnets for illegal immigrants and that a
steady stream of illegal immigrants and low-income families have
overcrowded apartments and schools, overtaxed city services and increased
blight and gang activity strike a chord with supporters and nerves with
David Martinez and Gladys Olmedo are part of the latter group who
claim to be offended by some of Millard's writings.
Although Martinez said he agrees that illegal immigrants "can and
should" be faced with deportation, as the law dictates, he wrote in a
Citizens for the Improvement of Costa Mesa chat group e-mail message that
Millard "incorrectly and constantly implies that a particular ethnic
group of people are solely responsible for all crimes being committed and
that all criminal acts are being committed by Hispanics."
But while Millard faces limited controversy in Costa Mesa, his views
on race caused an uproar on a national level 2 1/2 years ago.
In December 1998, the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization
that keeps tabs on hate groups and fights civil rights injustices,
published an analysis of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group
that regularly publishes Millard's work. The analysis is part of the law
center's annual Intelligence Report, which chronicles the activities of
extremist hate groups.
In the 1998 analysis, the Intelligence Report excerpted one of
Millard's essays against intermarriage: "'What will emerge will be just a
slimy brown mass of glop. The genocide being carried out against white
people hasn't come with marching armies; instead, it has come with
propaganda that is calculated to brainwash whites into happily and
willingly jumping into the Neo-Melting Pot, and to their destruction . .
. . Genocide via the bedroom chamber is just as long-lasting as genocide
via the gas chamber."'
The original column is no longer listed on the Council of Conservative
Citizens Web site.