What is the “alt-right”? Media organizations seek to better define a nebulous term describing incendiary groups.
“Stop calling them ‘alt-right.’ They are racists, white supremacists, Nazis.”
Those who object to the term call it a euphemism for a collection of groups that espouse venal ideologies that legitimize extreme forms of misogyny, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and white supremacy. They say the use of the term normalizes what should be seen as far-fringe hate-based views.