Tag: White Supremacy

Witness This Moment

Witness This Moment

Seth Kotch
Troubled Inheritance

Troubled Inheritance

Emily Ruth Rutter
The Great-Granddaddy of White Nationalism

The Great-Granddaddy of White Nationalism

Diane Roberts

This article examines the influence of the North Carolina novelist and filmmaker Thomas Dixon Jr. on twenty-first-century white nationalism and the discourse of white identity as employed by the current political Right. Dixon, an heir of Sir Walter Scott, whose romances gave white southerners a vocabulary for romanticizing their defeat in the Civil War, helped create a rhetoric of racism that survives to this day in various Fox News commentators, neo-Confederates, and others worried about immigrants “invading” America. Dixon’s depiction of Reconstruction as an attack on Anglo-Saxon hegemony inspired D. W. Griffiths to make his landmark silent film The Birth of a Nation, and was instrumental in the reboot of the Ku Klux Klan in 1915. Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, the darkest reaches of the alt-right Internet, and followers such as Dylann Roof, who murdered nine congregants at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, demonstrate that, a century on, the ideas Dixon voiced are not only still powerful but dangerous.

Charlottesville and the Study of the South

Charlottesville and the Study of the South

Harry L. Watson
“The Vampire That Hovers Over North Carolina”: Gender, White Supremacy, and the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898

“The Vampire That Hovers Over North Carolina”: Gender, White Supremacy, and the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898

Andrea Meryl Kirshenbaum
Living with Confederate Symbols

Living with Confederate Symbols

Franklin Forts
Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy B. Tyson (Review)

Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy B. Tyson (Review)

Fred C. Hobson
The Media, the Klan, and the Lumbees of North Carolina

The Media, the Klan, and the Lumbees of North Carolina

Christopher Arris Oakley
Truth, Reconciliation, and the Ku Klux Klan

Truth, Reconciliation, and the Ku Klux Klan

David Cunningham
Why No One Is Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Feature Film

Why No One Is Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Feature Film

Godfrey Cheshire