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A Nation Dispossessed: The Tea Party Movement and Race

By April 30, 2012October 3rd, 2016No Comments2 min read

The following article was written last summer for the academic journal Critical Sociology, and it will appear in print later this year. It describes the specific form of racism that manifests itself in the Tea Parties, a belief by white people that social gains for black people are, in fact, attacks on the standards for white people. Thus Tea Partiers subjectively believe that they are an oppressed or exploited social grouping. This article also warns against the mistake of prematurely counting the Tea Parties down and out. There is, of course, more. You, dear reader, will find that yourself in the reading.


A Nation Dispossessed

Leonard Zeskind

Author Leonard Zeskind

is founder of IREHR. For almost four decades, he has been a leading authority on white nationalist political and social movements. He is the author of Blood and Politics: The History of White Nationalism from the Margins to the Mainstream, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in May 2009. [more..]

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