The Trickle-Up Theory Of White Nationalist Thought

Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other demonstrators encircle counter-protesters at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday.

“Academic racists” lay the intellectual groundwork for white supremacy. The effect, says one expert, is making racist tropes more palatable, including to members of the political mainstream.

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