The alt-right is a loose coalition of white nationalists and others who believe that the United States of America is fundamentally and historically racist, and that the current political system is not representative of American society.
The alt right’s ideology is often described as white nationalism, but its members often believe their beliefs are “alt-left” or “alt right.”
Their belief that the nation’s first black president was illegitimate has led to violent protests across the United Sates and a series of other states.
The alt right is not a mainstream political movement, but a loose network of activists, many of whom are affiliated with the alt-lite, a term that refers to people who espouse a variety of racist ideologies, including white nationalism.
A new documentary from The American Council on Education and the Public Broadcasting describes how some alt-lites believe that mainstream America is “white supremacy” and that they are the true representatives of white people.
Watch the full episode of “Gates Notes” above.
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