Category: journalist killings

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” ideas are nothing new but they are taking advantage of new opportunities

By Robert Futrell & Pete Simi Since the 2016 US presidential election, observers have tried to explain the sudden rise of the “new alt-right.” This focus on newness belies the persistent and continuous aspects of US white supremacist activism. In our … Continue reading

2 Lessons from the History of the Alt-Right

By Ziad Munson “2 Lessons from the History of the Alt-Right” video link     References: “Alt-Right.” Southern Poverty Law Center Berlet, Chip and Matthew N. Lyons. 2000. Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. New York: Guilford Press. Blee, Kathleen … Continue reading