The White Panthers were a far-left, anti-racist, white American political collective founded in 1968 by Pun Plamondon, Leni Sinclair, and John Sinclair. It was started in response to an interview where Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was asked what white people could do to support the Black Panthers. Newton replied that they could form a White Panther Party. The counterculture era group took the name and dedicated its energies to “cultural revolution.” Sinclair[which?] made every effort to ensure that the White Panthers were not mistaken for a white supremacist group, responding to such claims with “quite the contrary.” The party worked with many ethnic minority rights groups in the Rainbow Coalition.