Watch: People Are Angry the Press Keeps Using the Term Alt-Right to Normalize Trump Supporting Neo-Nazi Hate Groups

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20:  Chairman of the National Policy Institute, Richard Spencer navigates media requests at an Alt Right ( alternative right) conference hosted by the  Institute in Washington, DC on November 18, 2016.   The think tank promotes white nationalism and critics accuse them of being racist and anti-semitic.   Spencer, has been permanently banned from entering the UK, and was deemed a "national security threat" after his arrest in Hungary in 2014. He was recently banned from Twitter in a prominent purge by the company this week.  (Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Watch: People Are Angry the Press Keeps Using the Term Alt-Right to Normalize Trump Supporting Neo-Nazi Hate Groups

Call them what they are: white supremacists.

Published November 28, 2016

As a result of Donald Trump's newly formed political career, the entire nation was introduced to a group that had previously been widely unknown called the Alt-Right. However, although the media attempts to use the term Alt-Right in an effort to normalize the radical ideas of of the group, many are demanding that we start calling them what they are: neo-Nazi white supremacists. 

  1. The term alt-right has been used to define a group of far-right conservatives who believe white identity is under attack.

    The Alternative Right, commonly known as the Alt-Right, is a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that “white identity” is under attack by multicultural forces using “political correctness” and “social justice” to undermine white people and “their” civilization. Characterized by heavy use of social media and online memes, Alt-Righters eschew “establishment” conservatism, skew young and embrace white ethno-nationalism as a fundamental value.

     — definition by the Southern Poverty Law Center

  2. However, it was recently discovered that the alt-right group National Policy Institute performed 'seig heil' salutes in the name of Donald Trump.
  3. And now many are urging the media to call a spade a spade.
  4. By using the term alt-right, the media legitimizes a racist hate group and their agenda.
  5. Many believe alt-right leader Richard Spencer (pictured above) is using Donald Trump to politicize the group's racist ideals.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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