The evolution of the alt-right in America

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A neo-Nazi rally in Washington DC, 2002. Credit: Elvert Barnes/CC BY 2.0. 

California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell and his Democratic colleagues in the House recently voted to condemn the president’s recent remarks about four Congresswomen as racist. Trump’s opponents see a direct link between what he says and an increase in white supremecist or alt-right activity in the U.S. What exactly is the alt-right? How much does the movement influence this administration?

Credits

Guest:
Alexandra Minna Stern - author of “Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill, Brian Hardzinski