Category: Alt-Right

Informing Activists: “How can I actively work against racism within social movements and Social Movement Organizations?”

Pam Oliver: “How can I actively work against racism within social movements and SMOs?” Classic: Morris, Aldon D. 1986. The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement. New York: Simon and Schuster Review: Pamela Oliver (2017) The Ethnic Dimensions in Social … Continue reading

Informing Activists: What ways are more or less effective for agreeing or disagreeing with others?

Kate Kenski Introduction   What ways are more or less effective for agreeing or disagreeing with others?   Websites referenced in this video:  https://implicit.harvard.edu http://politecho.org/ Readings on Effective Messaging Classic: O’Keeffe, Gwenn Schurgin, and Kathleen Clarke-Pearson. “The impact of social … Continue reading

White Supremacists go to College: New Tactics, Same Old White Supremacy

By Abby Ferber The landscape of organized white supremacy has dramatically changed since I conducted my research for White Man Falling: Race, Gender and White Supremacy in the 1990s. At that time, most organized white supremacist groups were isolated, disconnected, … Continue reading

A Long View on the Alt-Right’s Doomed Emergence From the Shadows

By David Cunningham August’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, where more than a thousand white nationalist adherents conducted a torch-lit march chanting “white lives matter” and “Jews will not replace us” before provoking widespread street violence the following day, … Continue reading

Why the reduction of racial disparities and expansion of Black mobilization would incapacitate the alt-right

By Kim Ebert Many of us were introduced to empirical research on racism through popular psychology, which suggests that racism is an individual-level problem among whites. The idea is that racism stems from prejudice, which is “an antipathy based on … Continue reading

The Alt-Right

In our second month discussing the alt-right, we have additional contributors. Donald Trump’s recent rise to power has put a spotlight on what has come to be known as the “alt-right.”  Yet the alt-right proceeded the Trump campaign and has, … Continue reading

The Alt-Right

November and December 2017 Donald Trump’s recent rise to power has put a spotlight on what has come to be known as the “alt-right.”  Yet the alt-right proceeded the Trump campaign and has, perhaps, contributed to Trump’s victory and also … Continue reading