SOURCE: Washington Post
Containing the Far Right Means Explaining Why a Democratic, Nonviolent Society is Better
Nicole Hemmer and Post columnist Greg Sargent discuss the echoes of the 1990s and Oklahoma City in the rise in violent rhetoric on the right and what can be done to check it.
SOURCE: American Historical Association
AHA Statement on Bomb Threats to HBCUs
"The AHA condemns this latest in a centuries-old series of assaults on Black Americans and on the educational institutions that are integral to a diverse, free, informed, and open society."
The Islamophobia of Domestic Security and the Capitol Insurrection
by Juan Cole
Perhaps if the FBI hadn't been spending the last 20 years spying on American Muslims the organizing of white Christian nationalists leading to to the January 6 assault on the Capitol would't have been an apparent surprise to the authorities.
SOURCE: The New Republic
The 150-Year Prosecution of White Supremacy
Merrick Garland's answers to quesitons about domestic right-wing extremism show that he understands the through-line connecting post-Reconstruction racist terrorism, the 1990s militia movement, and the groups present at the US Capitol on January 6. It remains to be seen if he will have the support he needs to follow through on his pledge to prosecute them.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
Exposing the ‘Disguise’: UChicago Historian Kathleen Belew Spotlights the Rising White Power Movement
“I think if people really understood and grappled with the fact that (Oklahoma City) was the work of a widespread terrorist movement that was deeply organized, had people in every region of the country,” she says in the interview, “I think that people would treat it very, very differently."
SOURCE: ABC News
Nation’s Deadliest Domestic Terrorist Inspiring New Generation Of Hate-Filled ‘Monsters,’ FBI Records Show
“A mass casualty event like the Oklahoma City bombing is … meant to provoke further violence," noted Kathleen Belew, a University of Chicago historian.
SOURCE: The Hill
The Militia Menace
by Tom Mockaitis
The time has come to stop mincing words about militias and other far-right extremist groups. They are at best-armed vigilantes and at worst domestic terrorists acting on behalf of a racist ideology
SOURCE: Washington Post
Democratic candidates are finally talking about domestic terrorism. Here’s why that matters.
by Alaina E. Roberts
When Beto O’Rourke referred to the Tulsa massacre, he was correcting the record on racial violence.
American Historical Association Releases Statement on Domestic Terrorism, Bigotry, and History
The statement was endorsed by many other scholarly organizations.
SOURCE: The New York Times
August 4, 2019
The Right Way to Understand White Nationalist Terrorism
by Kathleen Belew
Attacks like that in El Paso are not an end in themselves. They are a call to arms, toward something much more frightening.
We Need A Long-Arc Historical Perspective to Understand White Supremacist Extremist Violence.
by Eric V. Tait, Jr.
Much like today, in the early 1980s, people of color and the gains of the civil rights movement were increasingly under attack and many Americans wanted to “turn back the clock to an earlier era.”
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