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Introduction: State of Hate: The Explosion of White Supremacy (02:12)


This segment orients viewers to the topic of white supremacy in the United States and around the world; Fareed Zakaria investigates.

U.S. Population (02:51)

In 1960, whites comprise 89%; blacks are treated as second class citizens. By the 1980s, the population of whites decreases by 10 points. By 2034, minorities will become the majority. Jared Taylor wants a whites only version of America.

Unite the Right (03:59)

In 2017, white supremacists converge in Charlottesville, VA and violence erupts. A year later, the number of white nationalist groups increases. Rashida Tlaib questions government response and reads a hate letter to Congress; Michael McGarrity responds.

Worldwide White Supremacy (04:19)

A gunman in New Zealand kills 51 people at prayer; he inspires the El Paso shooter. Race has always been the central conflict in American society. Donald Trump energizes the Alt-Right. Barrack Obama's presidency shocks many people and backlash ensues.

White Supremacy: Elitist Movement (03:32)

Immigrants arrive en masse 100 years ago. Many consider them inferior and KKK membership soars. Eugenicists believe those who are mentally defective, including immigrants, should not be allowed to reproduce. Congress passes the Immigration Act of 1924. Adolph Hitler watches America.

21st Century White Nationalist (03:01)

Taylor believes not all races are equal, non-whites have harmed America, and that there is rarely any confusion about someone's race. Zakaria confronts Taylor about his racial classification.

Oklahoma City Bombing (05:24)

In 1995, a truck bomb destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and kills 168 people. Timothy McVeigh finds inspiration in "The Turner Diaries." After the Civil Rights Movement, William Pierce writes the novel to unite the white supremacy movement, igniting an armed white rebellion.

Movement Growth (03:14)

In the 1990s, white power groups gain momentum and collaborate with anti-government militias. The sieges at Ruby Ridge and Waco ignite the movement. Dave Dilly recalls McVeigh's interest in "The Turner Diaries." McVeigh becomes increasingly radicalized and bombs the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

Standard for "Whiteness?" (03:10)

Ancestral sun exposure is the main determinant of visible differences among races. Racial hierarchy is a social construct; those in power determine who is white. Experts discuss the case of Bhagat Singh Thind; Nazi policies are based on similar ideas.

Racial Hierarchy (02:37)

Despite genetic variations, humans are genetically 99.9% identical. Craig Venter disputes claims that skin color is predictive of intelligence. Racial categorization dates back hundreds of years. Plessy vs. Ferguson ushers in decades of discriminatory laws.

Mass Murder (05:14)

A white supremacist kills 51 people at a New Zealand mosque; Anders Breivik provides his inspiration. A gunman kills 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. "The Great Replacement" theory originates from Nouvelle Droite; Identitarians turns the French group's ideas into actions.

European Response and Politics (01:59)

Ten days after a theater attack in Paris, Sweden restricts its borders. White supremacist groups exaggerate Sweden's refugee problems. Liberal and Green Parties experience a surge of support.

"The Great Gatsby" (04:06)

Zakaria states that the novel defines American sensibility; F. Scott Fitzgerald expresses his views to Edmund Wilson. The concept of racial hierarchy is embedded in Western civilization.

Credits: State of Hate: The Explosion of White Supremacy (00:15)

Credits: State of Hate: The Explosion of White Supremacy

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White supremacy has become a crisis in the United States. The number of hate groups has soared to a record – over 1,000 – and hate crimes are up by double digits. How did this happen? Fareed Zakaria traces the roots of the current crisis, looks at history to discover how racism becomes a political movement, and interviews a White Supremacist in an effort to understand the forces driving the dangerous racial moment we find ourselves in.

Length: 46 minutes

Item#: BVL210502

ISBN: 978-1-63722-033-7

Copyright date: ©2019

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