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White nationalism upsurge in U.S. echoes historical pattern, say scholars

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By Katanga Johnson and Jim Urquhart

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

QED white supremacists are anti-American.

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Most Americans, regardless of skin color, are sick and tired of antifa/blm scum burning cities, destroying businesses, and attacking random people minding their own business. These people are mentally sick (and have the full support of the Democrat party). But you failed to mention any of that.

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As long as all this BLM nonsense continues, expect white nationalist groups to get more and more support.

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As long as all this BLM nonsense continues, expect white nationalist groups to get more and more support.

And that will grow, what do liberals expect? It's all depressing and sad, all of it, the racial division, but seeing videos where whites are being attacked, kicked punched and beaten, assaulted on the streets and increasingly in restaurants is pushing a lot of racial resentment and hate and is a dangerous catalyst for pushing these people to take a radical stand.

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And that will grow, what do liberals expect? It's all depressing and sad, all of it, the racial division, but seeing videos where whites are being attacked, kicked punched and beaten, assaulted on the streets and increasingly in restaurants is pushing a lot of racial resentment and hate and is a dangerous catalyst for pushing these people to take a radical stand.

The usual exaggerations. We have all seen countless black Americans abused needlessly, even killed by various police officers around the US. Bigoted and self absorbed whites (like you perhaps?) too often refused to see it. Some (like you perhaps?) still willingly and with malice refuse to see it. You find all kinds of excuses for police misconduct twisting facts like a Gumby doll but the very second a black American shows any kind of rage oh my, it is this great injustice on all whites. Whites have held blacks back for over 400 years. Yes they have. What do you expect black Americans to do? Apologize for being here and beg whites forgiveness for sullying their lilly white vision of America? No! Blacks want the same opportunities and the same education as whites and to not be singled out for abuse by police. It is emphatically not to much to expect of the US and the whites who resist deserve what they get. I do not have one ounce of sympathy for bigots, or for the lies coming from the far right.

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The usual exaggerations. We have all seen countless black Americans abused needlessly, even killed by various police officers around the US. Bigoted and self absorbed whites (like you perhaps?) too often refused to see it.

Who said I'm white??? Blacks are killed more by black on black violence overall and liberals making a ruse argument and indoctrinating people that blacks are just killed by whites and white police officer by the thousands everyday and that is not even remotely close to the truth.

Whites have held blacks back for over 400 years. Yes they have. What do you expect black Americans to do?

Not what thousands of them are doing now. The violence doesn't help their cause at all. it's now created a backlash and increased racial tensions on the white side and now whites are fighting back and now less people want to talk, now this is not excusing what the past was, the protests of Floyd's death was notable and necessary without a doubt, but the violent attacks on whites is in fact not only putting fear and resentment in them, but it is pushing them more to reach out to these Nationalists and now you have both sides increasingly embracing racial radicalism.

Apologize for being here and beg whites forgiveness for sullying their lilly white vision of America? No! Blacks want the same opportunities and the same education as whites and to not be singled out for abuse by police.

They want that, but they vote for the same people and the same policies for over 60 years that have not done anything for them or helped improve their communities and as long as they continue to support the same people and policies, things won't improve.

It is emphatically not to much to expect of the US and the whites who resist deserve what they get. I do not have one ounce of sympathy for bigots, or for the lies coming from the far right.

And yet, it's the Democrats racist policies that continue to hold blacks down, but many want to lash out at whites over policies THEY continue to support by a party that only cares about their votes.

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Most Americans, regardless of skin color, are sick and tired of antifa/blm scum burning cities, destroying businesses, and attacking random people minding their own business. These people are mentally sick (and have the full support of the Democrat party). But you failed to mention any of that.

Yeah, and anyone who opposes this Marxist communist revolution is labelled a white nationalist (or fascist, nazi,...).

The most hateful and intolerant ones are the BLM and Antifa.

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Racism is a normal, if unfortunate and unproductive, human trait.

I would point out that although Pres. Obama got a minority of the White vote, without that minority, he would not have been able to achieve the majority of the total vote that got him elected.

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I would point out that although Pres. Obama got a minority of the White vote, without that minority, he would not have been able to achieve the majority of the total vote that got him elected.

Exactly and because of that, it is absurd to think whites are overwhelmingly racists, if that were true Obama would have never made it to the presidency twice that proves overall the nation is not racist, but given the violence we are seeing everyday and the demonization of the police and growing assaults on people is pushing resentment is all not helping race relations. Sad.

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Racism is mostly media sponsored. Of course there are some racists. We must move forward with embracing a united America even if the cost is painful. It’s America’s destiny.

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Assimilation is necessary. Get an education, get a job, contribute to society in a meaningful way.

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Assimilation is necessary. Get an education, get a job, contribute to society in a meaningful way.

Sadly, white people are just unwilling to do this.

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Racism is a normal, if unfortunate and unproductive, human trait.

It isn't normal.

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@bass4funk, I think you are right. I heard one disturbing young woman explain that looting was shopping by the proletariat. However, the proletariat actually were wage earners and these looters seem to be parasites on the state contributing nothing.

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Racism is a normal, if unfortunate and unproductive, human trait.

I wouldn't necessarily say that racism is normal, but it is a human trait for better or worse and has been with us since the beginning of man and all you have to do is look at it through the lens of history where one race felt superior over another or felt another race is inferior and even today we worship in separate churches, kids often separate themselves automatically often by race when interacting, we do by race, class etc. Yes, we are all taught to live as one, but in actuality that is not the usual case.

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First and foremost this is an OPINION piece, I am a non-white minority and I can see the TRUE fascists are Antifa and BLM. The majority of the US is not racist, that is a fairy tale spun by the far left media which have given up on truths and facts for sensationalism. The democrats are effing stupid if they think they will get my vote, I love the US and refuse to allow the left to change this country. If they really want to live the BS they preach, I am sure Venezuela would take them in.

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First and foremost this is an OPINION piece, I am a non-white minority and I can see the TRUE fascists are Antifa and BLM. The majority of the US is not racist, that is a fairy tale spun by the far left media which have given up on truths and facts for sensationalism. The democrats are effing stupid if they think they will get my vote, I love the US and refuse to allow the left to change this country. If they really want to live the BS they preach, I am sure Venezuela would take them in.

Well said. I couldn't agree more.

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Whitey gets triggered and picks up his gun whenever he perceives the actions taken by minorities or women as an existential threat...

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Roger that.

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