Don’t Call Them “alt-right.” Call Them What They Really Are– White Nationalists

Don’t call them “alt-right.”

It makes them sound like a group of twentysomething-year-old College Republicans sitting around a Student Center table, trying to think of ways to get the campus hipsters to join their cause. “Let’s face it, fellas. At a liberal school like ours, Republicans have a serious branding problem. We need to change our name to something that sounds cool and trendy. You know, like alternative rock? We’ll be the alternative right. The alt right!”

Alt-right also sounds like the name of some long-abandoned Usenet newsgroup from the 1990s, a place where no one has posted anything since George W. Bush got elected.

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Don’t call them “alt-right.” Call them what they really are– white nationalists, white supremacists, white separatists, or neo-Nazis.

“Alt-right” makes them sound harmless. They aren’t.

“Alt-right” normalizes them. They aren’t normal. They must never be considered anything close to what our society deems normal. Here’s an article that sums up what they believe:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/09/alt-right-leaders-we-aren-t-racist-we-just-hate-jews.html

“Alt-right” makes them sound like a small, fringe group. They aren’t. One of their leaders is now Donald Trump’s chief policy advisor:

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/11/14/trump-just-picked-white-supremacist-chief-policy-advisor/

These people are dangerous. We should not sugarcoat who they are by using a name like “alt-right.”

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