'Alt-right' member speaks out after losing job at Catholic high school

Greg Conte (ABC7)

Greg Conte is standing by his beliefs, which many may consider racist and misguided.

“Diversity leads to social problems, it leads to conflict, it leads to war,” said Conte.

“What do you say to people who say that social problems arise regardless of whether there is diversity?" asked ABC7’s Anna-Lysa Gayle.

“That’s true, they will arise. It’s just going to be worst if there is diversity,” said Conte.

Due to those beliefs, he is no longer a substitute teacher and coach at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington.

The school recently discovered that he is a member of the alt-right movement and current director of operations at the National Policy Institute.

Conte used the alias Gregory Ritter while working at NPI, which is a think tank led by white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Students at the all-girls Catholic high school say they noticed red flags before Conte was let go.

“During class, he would read Russian books or books about Putin and stuff like that,” said Emma Jennings.

“What do you say to those parents who are upset that you were teaching in their school with some of these beliefs?” asked ABC7’s Anna-Lysa Gayle.

“You should’ve stood up for me,” said Conte. “I’ve expressed a slightly out of normal position political opinion. You’re going to throw me by the wayside,” said Conte.

Watch the full interview with Conte below:

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