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White Supremacy



  • There are No "Lone Wolves"

    Building on the work of Kathleen Belew and others, the Times editorial board argues that recent episodes of racial terrorism are part of a global white nationalist movement. 



  • This White Supremacist Author Has Quietly Been Un-Canceled by the Right

    Sam Francis's 1990s writings have been hailed as a model of the angry white working class politics of Trumpism, but a critic notes that this obscures the deep current of white supremacy that runs through his thinking. Conservatives once pushed Francis out of their movement; is MAGA bringing him back in? 



  • The Secessionist Roots of January 6

    by Elizabeth R. Varon

    "The story of Southern secession provides illuminating evidence that the Jan. 6 insurgency was, indeed, precedented, rooted in long-standing efforts to preempt, delegitimize and suppress Black voting."



  • Another Tragic Eruption of "Great Replacement" Violence

    by Glenn C. Altschuler and Stuart M. Blumin

    "While the specific targets and methods of spreading this theory may be new, White native-born Americans worrying about being replaced is not. And history demonstrates that the theory has been repeatedly used to legitimize discrimination and deadly violence."



  • Will Buffalo Change Anything?

    Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and survivor/activist David Hogg discuss whether American politicians will ever confront the horrific combination of racism and guns. 


  • Historians on the Mainstreaming of the "Great Replacement" Myth

    by HNN Staff

    This conspiratorial claim of a plot by elites to replace whites with nonwhite and immigrant voters has moved from the far-right fringe to cable news and appears to have played a part in the radicalization of several mass shooters. Historians discuss what it is and what it means. 



  • Buffalo Shooting Exposes How History Shapes the Present

    by Chad Williams

    "Buffalo’s unique history of African American freedom, civil rights struggle and perseverance in the face of structural racism and economic neglect remind us of why Gendron targeted this particular community and why this shooting is especially heinous."



  • Buffalo Shooting Reflects Deeply Rooted American Ideas

    by Jesse Curtis

    Labeling the so-called "Great Replacement" a conspiracy theory obscures how closely it hews to commonplace American ideas about race, nation, and who is entitled to rule. 



  • Buffalo Mass Shooting Demands We Think About American Racism

    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    The gunman's manifesto shows the dangerous convergence on the right of anti-Black racism and a belief in white persecution. It also shows why the right is working so hard to fight teaching about racism in history classes.