Charlottesville and the alt-right: a turning point?

  title={Charlottesville and the alt-right: a turning point?},
  author={David C. Atkinson},
  journal={Politics, Groups, and Identities},
  pages={309 - 315}
  • D. Atkinson
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Politics, Groups, and Identities
ABSTRACT This article argues that education and exposure are essential tools in the fight against the alt-right movement. While the alt-right has flourished by disguising its core racist ideology, the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville VA revealed the movement's white supremacist leanings and affiliations. Building on this public unmasking, I outline what I see as the eight central white supremacist concepts that animate alt-right thinking: the Jewish Question, the 14 words… Expand
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