” It’s no coincidence that the alt-Reich is drawing from the exact same exact energy that drives Donald Trump: a sense of white victimhood. One of the chants white nationalists repeatedly turned to as they marched in Charlottesville on Friday night, and Saturday was “white lives matter” — a direct response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement that emerged following the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police in August 2014 and the resulting protests. By a wide majority, Republicans don’t believe there needs to be a Black Lives Matter.
What is not the same kinds about this iteration of white nationalism is just how the movement is framing its ideas and the place those ideas occupy in U.S. Trump’s “on numerous sides” statement that implied that groups standing up to Nazis are equally to blame, for violence might seem care for an extreme position that would appeal only to the white nationalist faction in his hardcore base. But the way that this nationalism is being folded into the Republican Party and into the support base, for Donald Trump is new. The Black Lives Matter movement is also part of a broader push on the left, for promoting gender equality, expanding rights for gay, and transgender Americans and ensuring workplaces and universities have more “diversity,” which on most occasions means adding to the number of black, Latino, Asian and other non-white employees, in conjunction with women of all races. Only one-quarter of Republicans overall will admit that there’s significant discrimination against blacks.
But white nationalists can’t admit that blacks, women, gays, transgender people or anyone else are affected by discriminatory practices. It’s a position that’s increasingly mainstream within the Republican Party, just where the number of people who think white people suffer significant discrimination has tripled in the last decade. Where Black Lives Matter was intended to press back against the in other words that African Americans could might possibly be killed with impunity, white nationalists aren’t arguing over with inclusion….Read The Full Article Here”
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