White Supremacist Violence Surges Thanks to Trump
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FEATURING TARSO RAMOS – A new report by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has found that anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose nearly 60% in 2017. The whopping rise in racist incidents against Jewish Americans is, “the largest single-year increase on record and the second highest number reported since ADL started tracking such data in the 1970s.”
The surge of white-supremacist groups in the US and the concurrent rise of Donald Trump’s political power represent a dangerous reality that is literally a matter of life-or-death for vulnerable communities in the US.
But Trump and his ilk claim they are not racist. Indeed Trump has said he is, “the least racist person.”
Tarso Ramos, Executive Director of Political Research Associates, has produced investigative research and analysis on the U.S. Right to support social justice advocates and defend human rights.He has been investigating and challenging the U.S. Right for 25 years. Under his leadership, PRA has launched major initiatives on Islamophobia, antisemitism, misogyny, authoritarianism, White nationalism and the Alt Right, and other emerging threats to democracy.
**This segment was originally broadcast on March 2, 2018.