Liberals are blaming President Trump for the rise of white nationalism, but a black professor says the movement started mushrooming 15 years before Trump became president.
Attorney and political scientist Dr. Carol Swain of Vanderbilt University predicted the rise of white nationalism in her 2002 book, “The New White Nationalism in America.”
“The rise of the new white nationalism occurred long before the election of President Donald Trump,” Swain told Fox News.
Dr. Carol Swain: White Nationalism Is Not White Supremacy
Swain underscored that white nationalism is different from the racist white supremacy movement, even though the left-wing media and liberals purposely conflate the two.
“I distinguish it from white supremacy because the people who were involved [in the white nationalism movement] were more intellectual,” said Dr. Swain, a graduate of Yale Law School.
“They were not espousing racial violence or using epithets, but they had grievances. They felt that white people’s rights were being trampled on and no one was speaking up or listening to their grievances.”
White Nationalism Started Because Whites Felt Marginalized
Dr. Swain said the white nationalism movement took off — long before Trump took office — because whites were being marginalized and disenfranchised after decades of affirmative action and other government programs designed to benefit minorities.
Adding to the disgruntlement is the constant browbeating by academia and the media — which are over 85% liberal — calling all white people racist and claiming they have no right to complain about anything because they have “white privilege.” Look around you: There are plenty of poor, underprivileged whites.
White nationalism is becoming heightened since whites will soon no longer be the majority race in the United States. It makes you wonder: Once whites become minorities, will society allow them to whine and demand preferential treatment?
Swain: Whites Are Increasingly Frustrated By Double Standards
Dr. Swain said she first started noticing the growing white nationalism movement in 2000, and published her book about it in 2002.
“At the time, when [whites] were stressing about the racial double standards, I saw the potential for the argument to resonate among young people,” she recalled. “The white community has its own problems. I knew the movement would grow unless we started addressing the issues.”
Swain said we all collectively need to tone down the racial identity politics and racist rhetoric and work together to improve race relations. “We need honest conversations, dialogue where people are listening to one another,” she said.
Meanwhile, both black and white TV viewers applauded Professor Swain for her honesty and objectivity.
I love what you are saying Thank you for the sanity
— The American Dream (@pegamino) August 19, 2017
Dr. Carol Swain is on Judge Jeannine. Dr. Swain is absolutely CORRECT. She is a longtime fave of mine.
— Joan-Anne Bross (@Rangergirl2112) August 13, 2017
Dr. Swain, I have great respect for you! You are a full body of knowledge & great Historian. God bless you and your family.
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— Cindi1Shorty (@Cindi1Shorty) August 13, 2017
No, we don’t really have a voice when we’re always told we’re “privileged”.. Good people get fed up.
— ☣RepublikaAD☣🇺🇸 (@republikaAD) August 13, 2017
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