25 Facts About Virginia Abernethy


Virginia Deane Abernethy was born on 1934 and is an American anthropologist and activist.


Virginia Abernethy is professor emerita of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Virginia Abernethy has published research on population demography and immigration.


Virginia Abernethy ran for Vice President of the United States in 2012 alongside Merlin Miller for the American Third Position, a party that promotes white nationalism.


Virginia Deane Abernethy was born in 1934 in Cuba to American parents.


Virginia Abernethy was raised in Argentina and New York City, being educated at New York's Riverdale Country School.


Virginia Abernethy then worked in the Department of Psychiatry of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, within Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee for 20 years, from 1975 to 1999.


Virginia Abernethy was appointed as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, promoted to Associate Professor in 1976 and Professor in 1980.


Virginia Abernethy retired in 1999, and still retains an office on campus as Professor Emerita.


Virginia Abernethy is an anthropology fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Virginia Abernethy has countered claims of racism against her by pointing to her friendship with Jesse Lee Peterson.


Virginia Abernethy was later nominated as their vice presidential nominee.


Virginia Abernethy ran in election for vice president of the United States in 2012 as the running mate of Merlin Miller, who ran for president, in the 2012 US presidential election, gaining a total of 12,900 votes nationally.


Virginia Abernethy's research has focused on the issues of population and culture.


Virginia Abernethy's best known work discounts the demographic transition theory, which holds that fertility drops as women become more educated and contraceptives become more available.


Virginia Abernethy has advocated in favor of microloans to women in the place of international aid because she believes that they allow improvement in the lives of families without leading to higher fertility.


Virginia Abernethy has opposed programs that would spur economic development in less developed countries on the grounds that they are self-defeating.


Virginia Abernethy served on the editorial board of The Citizen Informer, the newsletter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a neo-Confederate organization.


Virginia Abernethy has appeared as a guest on the CofCC-affiliated radio show, The Political Cesspool hosted by James Edwards.


Virginia Abernethy serves on the board of directors of the Carrying Capacity Network, an immigration-reduction and sustainability organization, and 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.


Virginia Abernethy has written or edited several books, including: Population Politics: The Choices that Shape our Future and Population Pressure and Cultural Adjustment.


Virginia Abernethy has written articles that have appeared in Chronicles, The Social Contract Press, The Atlantic Monthly, and numerous academic journals.


Virginia Abernethy has made occasional contributions to the weblog VDARE, which have been republished by the Center for Immigration Studies, an organisation which the SPLC describes as being a hate group.


At a shared conference of the American Freedom Party and the Council of Conservative Citizens in June 2018 at the Montgomery Bell State Park in Tennessee, Virginia Abernethy was a speaker along with Kevin MacDonald, a leading member of the AFP, and David Duke who was the principal speaker.


Virginia Abernethy was Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Protect Arizona Now committee which promoted Proposition 200 in that state's 2004 election.