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Kathleen Belew, Understanding White Supremacy: Decoding the Actions of the White Power Movement

Presented by Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University at Online/Virtual Space

Mar 22 2021
Kathleen Belew, Understanding White Supremacy: Decoding the Actions of the White Power Movement

Author and historian of the modern white power movement, Kathleen Belew, decodes the movement’s worldview, actions, and planned attack on America, and teaches us how to prevent it from destroying the democracy we cherish.

The Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 was the largest deliberate mass casualty on American soil between Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Yet unlike those actions, most people don’t understand what that attack was, and what it meant. It was not the work of “lone wolves,” but rather the crescendo of a string of violent attacks perpetrated by a broad, deeply networked social movement, the white power movement—one that brought together an array of Klan, neo-Nazi, skinhead, and militia activists in

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