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.
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
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