Press Reconsiders Use of the Term “Alt-Right” – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

What is the “alt-right”? Media organizations seek to better define a nebulous term describing incendiary groups.

Source: Press Reconsiders Use of the Term “Alt-Right” – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

“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.

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