white supremacy

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Europeans had traded with parts of Africa for centuries, rarely getting beyond the coastal regions.  That changed in the 1870s, when the search for riches and empire led European countries to stake claims to the so-called "dark continent." 

It is not a pretty story, but one told in great detail by Robert Harm in the book Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa

The author, who teaches history and Africa studies at Yale, follows the trail of Africa's incorporation into the modern world, a process not often beneficial to Africans. 

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The military and businesses recruit on college campuses.  No surprise there: there's an ample supply of bright young people looking for things to do in the future. 

Which is also why white supremacist groups have targeted college campuses.  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) keeps statistics of attempts to recruit college students, and finds a sharp upswing over the last couple of years. 

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You can quibble about the terms: nationalism, white nationalism, or racism.  But its proponents favor an America where white people remain front and center, in positions of power and influence. 

And there is, not surprisingly, a response.  It includes a speaker and film series about confronting white nationalism, presented in the Eugene area by Community Alliance of Lane County and Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) of Springfield-Eugene. 

Author Says Nationalism Can Be A Force For Good

Sep 12, 2018
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Nationalism is getting a bad name in parts of the world, especially in the United States, where it is often preceded by the world "white." 

Yoram Hazony will not defend that brand of nationalism, but he does see plenty to like in the impulse to defend independent states. 

He lays out the case in his book The Virtue of Nationalism, which sees the alternative a kind of globalist "universalism." 

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White supremacist groups seemed far from the American mainstream when Vegas Tenold embedded himself in the groups six years ago. 

The country changed a bit since then, with far-right and alt-right groups feeling emboldened, coming into the sunlight.  The tactics have changed, but the views have not: the groups still believe the white race is under attack. 

Vegas Tenold wrote a book,  Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America