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Alternative Right (Alt-Right)

Self-proclaimed groups and individuals with the core belief that their white (and often male) identity is threatened by the social gains of other cultures.

Much of their messaging takes place on social media.

They commonly are known as the alt-right.

Great Replacement

A concept propagated by the alt-right that white, European, and Christian cultures will be diluted by immigration of other cultures.

Referenced by...
Racist remarks cost Iowa Rep. King committees (2019-Jan-17)

Jim Crow laws

Laws passed in southern U.S. states that established different rules for blacks and whites. They affected most aspects of life, including voting and where people of color could live, eat, and use public facilities such as transportation, schools, and parks.

The Jim Crow era began in the late 1800s. This type of explicit discrimination ended with a succession of Supreme Court decisions and laws, including...

o The 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education
o The 1964 Civil Rights Act
o The 1965 Voting Rights Act

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)



A belief that one ethnicity is superior to another, or actions or policies that discriminates in favor of some groups over others.

Racism can be explicit. But it also can be systemic - i.e. the result of previous policies that have not been mitigated so that one class of people maintains an advantage.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that a policy resulting in discrimination against a class can be illegal even if the discrimination is not explicit or intentional.

White Supremacy

A form a racism that espouses the belief that white people (caucasians, European descent, etc) are superior to other races, and therefore should dominate society.

Referenced by...
Racist remarks cost Iowa Rep. King committees (2019-Jan-17)

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