The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration

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Februar 2004



Over the past ten years, a new white nationalist movement has gained strength in America, bringing with it the potential to disrupt already fragile race relations. Eschewing violence, this movement seeks to expand its influence mainly through argument and persuasion directed at its target audience of white Americans aggrieved over racial double standards, race-based affirmative action policies, high black-on-white crime rates, and liberal immigration policies. The movement has also been energized, Swain contends, by minority advocacy of multiculturalism. Due to its emphasis on group self-determination, multiculturalism has provided white nationalists with justification for advocating a parallel form of white solidarity. In addition, as Swain illustrates, technological advances such as the Internet have made it easier than ever before for white nationalists to reach a more mainstream audience. Swain's study is intended as a wake-up call to all Americans who cherish the Civil Rights Era vision of an integrated America, a common humanity, and equality before God and the law.


1. Introduction; Part I. Is There Cause for Alarm?: 2. The new white nationalism; 3. Racial holy war! - the beliefs and goals of the more radical racist right; 4. Demographic change and immigration issues; 5. Crime and fear of violence; Part II. Affirmative Action: Is This the Perfect Grievance?: 6. Affirmative action: past and present; 7. Framing effects, opinion surveys, and the evidence from focus groups; 8. A grievance made to order?; 9. The path from discrimination to reverse discrimination in higher education; Part III. What Can Happen to Young People in a Racially Charged Environment?: 10. The growing competitiveness for college and university admissions; 11. Multiculturalism and racial double standards; 12. White nationalist recruitment in America; Part IV. Remedies: 13. A search for consensus in college and university admissions; 14. Can religion promote greater racial and social harmony among America's diverse people?; 15. Concluding observations and policy recommendations.


Carol M. Swain is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress (Harvard University Press, 1993, 1995), which was selected by Library Choice Journal as one of the seven outstanding academic books of 1994. Black Faces was also the winner of the 1994 Woodrow Wilson prize.


'... this book is well researched and forces the reader to view the issue of race in America from both ends of the spectrum.' Cercles
EAN: 9780521545587
ISBN: 0521545587
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 556 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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