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Thursday, August 17, 2017
White Nationalism
Trump, Tone

Why Trump Changed His Tone

Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday was a bold attempt to push forward his trademark nationalist agenda—protectionism, restrictions on immigration, a military buildup—but it was also notable for the ways in which he tried to protect himself from charges of racism and xenophobia.

March 1, 2017
Bannon, Breitbart, CPAC

How CPAC Is Trying To Wash The ‘Alt-Right’ Stench Off Breitbart

A “fringe element” is now in the White House. But direct association with racists and misogynists isn’t great for the conservative movement’s brand — or Breitbart’s bottom line. So the organizers of this week’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) are working hard to redefine the term “alt-right” in order to retroactively separate that movement from the White House and the website.

February 24, 2017
Hate Groups

A United States Of Hate Has Exploded Under Trump

The Trump administration has ripped the lid off a Pandora’s Box of racial, right-wing hate as the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals in a new report. The SPLC report suggests that the country has entered a dark era, where white supremacists will keep lashing out—especially as the numbers of whites continues to shrink nationwide in an ever-more diverse overall population.

February 16, 2017
Dylann Roof, White Terrorism

The Double Standard On White Terrorism

Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of violence to coerce or intimidate a government or a people in furtherance of some social or political cause. But for Rep. Duffy and others that seems to apply only to swarthy individuals with difficult names. When white people do it, it is less likely to be perceived — or reported by news media — as terrorism.

February 15, 2017
White men, special snowflakes

White Men Are The Real ‘Special Snowflakes’

I’m concerned that the real special snowflakes are not racial minorities, Jews, Muslims, women, or LGBTQ people. These are among the toughest people I have met, people who have endured all manner of stigma that by accident of birth I have not endured. These people are tough. It’s the white men I worry about.

February 3, 2017
Trump, Islam

Exclusive: Trump To Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely On Islam

The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” Reuters sources confirmed, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

February 2, 2017
Trump, Berkeley

President Trump Threatens U.C. Berkeley After Protests Stop Far-Right Speech

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to cut funding to the University of California at Berkeley after protesters smashed windows and set fires at the liberal-leaning school, forcing the cancellation of an appearance by a far-right Breitbart editor.

February 2, 2017
Approval

The Cultural Significance Of The Trump Establishment

The unapologetic white male has returned, and you could hardly find a more threatening and throwback version of that than Trump—a rich, voluble, egomaniacal, middle-aged pussy hound. To write him you would need some combination of authors like Norman Mailer, Terry Southern, Harry Crews and Gore Vidal, all notably out of step with current cultural norms.

January 9, 2017
Fake News

Misinformer Of The Year: The Ecosystem Of Fake News And The ‘Alt-Right’

There’s never been such a challenging time to be an informed citizen. The fake news ecosystem is feeding into the worst instincts of humanity while punishing anyone who dares stand up against them — and soon there will be a president who will validate those feelings.

December 27, 2016
Flynn

On Twitter, Flynn Follows Racists, Conspiracists, And Islamophobes

Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, follows Twitter accounts with profiles promoting white supremacy, anti-Muslim conspiracies, unsubstantiated claims about President Obama’s birthplace, and conspiracies involving Comet Ping Pong, a fake news story about a child sex ring operating from a Washington, D.C. pizzeria.

December 12, 2016
Richard Spencer, Neo-Nazi, White Nationalist, Twitter

Why Did Twitter Restore Accounts Of White Supremacists?

Twitter accounts belonging to white supremacists that were suspended earlier this year have been reinstated and have since gone back to sending out bigoted tweets.

December 12, 2016
Trump Facist

A Handy 14-Point Guide To Identify Fascist Leaders

Throughout the campaign, comparisons of Trump to fascist leaders have been treated as unserious and even irresponsible. Now, as we watch him assemble a cabinet of frightening far-right nationalists, white supremacists, militarists, and free-marketeers, Eco’s list emerges as a must-read.

December 8, 2016
Trump voters

Fighting Back Against The White Revolt Of 2016

November 8 was a revolt by 58 percent of white voters that was spearheaded by a segment of the electorate that had been energized by the appeal of white nationalism and right-wing populism.

December 7, 2016
Bannon Breitbart

Stop Normalizing Hate: Reactionary White Nationalism Doesn’t Equal ‘Populism’

The term “populist” badly downplays the fact Bannon helped run a race-baiting cesspool, while underplaying Bannon’s own alleged history of anti-Semitism.

December 1, 2016
Trump voters

As Trump Reminds Us, We’ve Had WMSVD Disease For Ages

This White Male Supremacy Violence Disease (WMSVD) insinuated itself deeply into the brains of successive generations of white humans in religious, government, educational, economic, media, and military institutions.

November 28, 2016
Alt-right is nothing more than the KKK

Alt-Right: The Rise Of The New KKK

The appellation “alt-right” severs a white supremacist ideology from its KKK roots. It applies a hefty coat of Wite-out (pun intended) to a dangerous and frightening appreciation for Adolf Hitler. However, the “alt-right” is nothing but the same old white supremacy that has oppressed minorities for centuries.

November 26, 2016
Steve Bannon NPR interview Breitbart defends him

Normalizing The Abnormal: NPR Begins Its Whitewashing Of Breitbart’s Racism

Pollak’s segment was a master class in obfuscation and a primer on how to flip the script and turn totally justified accusations of bigotry, misogyny and anti-Semitism into “reverse racism.”

November 17, 2016

White Nationalists See Trump As A Chance To Break Into The Media Mainstream

A September 9 press conference, organized by white nationalist “think tank” the National Policy Institute (NPI), aimed to explain how the “alt-right” — a movement of fringe modern white supremacists — had “become a force in American politics in such a short period of time.”

September 11, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Clinton Accuses Trump Of White Nationalist Ties In Nevada Address

The alt-right has long cheered Trump, but his ties to the movement intensified with his latest campaign shake-up. Stephen K. Bannon, who led the right-wing website Breitbart News, is now running Trump’s campaign.

August 26, 2016

WATCH: This Is What Goes On At Trump Rallies

According to the footage released earlier this week, Trump rallies are a space where his supporters feel comfortable expressing extreme and racist, offensive behavior.

August 5, 2016

Trump Adviser And GOP Congressmen Gave Pro-Trump Interviews To White Nationalist Radio Host At The RNC

James Edwards celebrated going “mainstream” by appearing at the RNC with “All-Access” media credentials.

July 24, 2016
Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan Saw Trump Coming

On Thursday in Cleveland, he will take the convention stage for the first time since his controversial “culture war” speech in 1992. And it certainly won’t be a surprise if the two-time Republican primary candidate stirs up a controversy of similar proportions.

July 21, 2016

Here Comes Trump

For weeks now, many of us who live in Cleveland have been fielding questions about how safe we feel about the Republican National Convention’s coming to our city next week. What they’re really asking is whether we’re worried about Donald Trump and the trouble his brand of campaigning may bring with him.

July 15, 2016
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leaves the podium after a speech in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Silent Majority, White Minority: Donald Trump, White Nationalism, And The New GOP Platform

Last week, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used a Facebook post to respond to Thursday night’s lethal assault on Dallas police officers during a Black Lives Matter protest. His sober response to the killings was out of character for Trump, who has previously used comparable tragedies as opportunities for self-promotion. But part of the reaction […]

July 15, 2016
A man carries a sign for Trump at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to highlight POW-MIA issues on Memorial Day weekend in Washington

Meet The Dangerous Crowd Trump Is Bringing To Cleveland

As Donald Trump prepares to take the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, a mass of grassroots militant groups will be following him there. The convention will mark these fringe conservatives’ entrance onto the mainstream political stage.

July 13, 2016