Friday, November 30, 2018

Why Young Men of Color Are Joining White-Supremacist Groups

Arun Gupta, a writer for The Daily Beast, zeros in on the rise of minority conservatives who are enabling white-nationalist movements. The writer offers a kind of psychoanalysis into the mindsight of how well-meaning patriotism can venture into what C.S, Lewis referred to as that "Racialism which Christianity and science equally forbid”. I would like to point out, while not mentioned in the article, a Craig and Richeson (2014) study which found "[as] was true for Whites, when learning that other racial groups are growing in size, racial minorities also shift to the right and become more conservative in ideology." 

(The Daily Beast) -- David Neiwert, author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, says, “The ranks of people of color who show up to these right-wing events are totally dominated by males.” He says the alt-right targets white males between the ages of 15 and 30 with a message of male resentment, which ends up attracting black, Latino, and Asian men as well. Neiwert says many young men of color in the far-right grew up on conservative traditions common in minority communities. Their journey to the far-right has been enabled by the ease of recruitment in the internet age and the endorsement of extremism by Trump.

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