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The Scholar Helping America Grapple with Its Ugly History

By Commentaries/Opinions

Kim Bellware, Vice — Shock has emerged as the signature emotional response to the organized confusion of the Trump era. The president is at war with the same agents of federal law enforcement investigating his old campaign. Just months after an alt-right rally in Charlottesville ended in death, emboldened white supremacists are littering college campuses with propaganda. And an immigration system that was already broken has been thrown into even more chaos by a White House bent on vindictive, nativist policies.

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White Nationalists Could Be Coming to a College Campus Near You

By News & Current Affairs

White supremacists have stepped up recruitment efforts on campuses across the nation. By Kali Holloway, AlterNet — In early 2017, Donald Trump took to his medium of choice to simultaneously defend alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and admonish those who had protested his appearance at a California campus. “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?”…

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The Resurgent Threat of White-Supremacist Violence

By News & Current Affairs

A new report finds that white supremacists committed the largest share of domestic-extremist related killings last year—highlighting the danger of racist rhetoric and hateful ideas. By Jonathan Greenblatt — Although the leaders of the white-supremacist alt-right insist their movement is nonviolent, racist rhetoric and hateful ideas can inspire violence if taken to their logical conclusion. A lone individual, encountering white-supremacist propaganda, can become convinced that it is a cause worth…

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Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Has Nothing to Do With Little Girls; It’s About White Supremacy

Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Has Nothing to Do With Little Girls; It’s About White Supremacy

By Editors' Choice

By Michael Harriot — When die-hard Republicans engage in the often fruitless exercise of soliciting black and minority voters to buck the stranglehold of the Democratic voting bloc and join the constantly shrinking tent of the Grand Old Party, they always resort to the same tactics. They declare themselves “the party of Lincoln” and mention how they ended the two-and-a-half centuries-long genocide of chattel slavery. They remind their black and…

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A Progressive 'Redneck Revolt' Says Tackle Racism First

A Progressive ‘Redneck Revolt’ Says Tackle Racism First

By Editors' Choice

Addressing our systems of white supremacy cannot be dismissed as “identity politics.” By Zenobia Jeffries, Yes Magazine — “Moved by the need for control, for an unchallenged top tier, the power elite in American history has thrived by placating the vulnerable and creating for them a false sense of identification—denying real class differences where possible.” —Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America There is no…

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RAM member Ben Daley (center) attacks an unidentified woman at the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Racist, Violent, Unpunished: A White Hate Group’s Campaign of Menace

By Editors' Choice

They train to fight. They post their beatings online. And so far, they have little reason to fear the authorities. By A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, Ali Winston and Darwin BondGraham for ProPublica — It was about 10 a.m. on Aug. 12 when the melee erupted just north of Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. About two dozen white supremacists — many equipped with helmets and wooden shields — were battling with…

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This Is How White Supremacy Can Take Over the Minds of Young White Males

This Is How White Supremacy Can Take Over the Minds of Young White Males

By News & Current Affairs

Participants in white supremacist violence are overwhelmingly young and predominantly male. By Daniel Keating, Salon — The white supremacist uprising in Charlottesville shocked the nation, which watched with horror the angry, racist chanting, the threats of violence against groups seen as “the other” — and the use of a car as a terrorist weapon. The many parallels to Jihadist extremism are impossible to miss. There is another significant convergence that often escapes our…

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Will the United States Ever Transcend White Supremacy?

Will the United States Ever Transcend White Supremacy?

By Commentaries/Opinions

Now that the violence in Charlottesville has forced “white supremacy” into our political vocabulary, let’s ask an uncomfortable question: “When will the United States transcend white supremacy?”

My question isn’t, “What should we do about the overt white supremacists who, emboldened by Trumpism’s success, have pushed their way back into mainstream politics?” I want to go beyond easy targets to ask, “When will U.S. society…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Hypocrisy Taints Republican Reaction to Bigotry

By Vantage Point Articles

The vicious assault on counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia by a volatile amalgam of Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, Alt Right and other white nationalist forces was one of the most horrific acts of domestic terrorism in American history.  The day after a Klan-like torch light, racist and anti-Semitic show of force on the campus of University of Virginia, a White nationalist terrorist used his car as a weapon and ploughed through peaceful protesters killing Heather Heyer and seriously injuring several other people. The words of former Ku Klux…

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Charlottesville - What Black Lives Matter Organizers Are Doing To Fight White Supremacy At Every Level

What Black Lives Matter Organizers Are Doing To Fight White Supremacy At Every Level

By News & Current Affairs

By Shanelle Matthews Last year’s presidential campaign trail banter was not unlike that of election year’s past, in that it was full of nasty, backhanded, gender-based undercuts aimed at delegitimizing opponents and drawing out emotional responses at the ballot box. Noticeably different from previous year’s strategies, however, was the Trump campaign’s deliberate courting one of America’s oldest and biggest threats to a civil and just world: white supremacists. To garner votes…

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