Race, Racism, and White Nationalism

Mar 5, 2015, 23:58
Leonard Zeskind

Leonard Zeskind

 is president of IREHR. For almost three 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...

Website URL: http://www.irehr.org

IREHR Impact: Zeskind at Kansas City Jewish Community Forum


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Clockwise from top left: Ferguson resident asking for answers, young resident asking police not to shoot, Howard University students expressing solidarity with Ferguson, white nationalist James Edwards at the 2014 Council of Conservative Citizens Conference, Threeper leader Chris Kerodin, and Klansman Frank Ancona.

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