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ALAHEDO 2021 Conference: Power, Privilege, Equity and Voice: Critical Lessons from 2020, Session II, Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics
One of the most troubling developments in U.S. politics over the last decade has been the increasing visibility and influence of the white nationalist movement in American politics. This phenomenon, which we refer to as "the mainstreaming of white nationalism" in our new book, has accelerated in recent years due to the active encouragement of Donald Trump. In this presentation, Dr. Richard C. Fording, author of, Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics, will provide an overview of the extreme/fringe right in the U.S., its implications for U.S. politics and society more generally, and what to expect from this movement over the next few years.

Feb 10, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Richard C. Fording
Professor @The University of Alabama
Richard C. Fording is the Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama. He earned his B.A. at the University of Florida (1986), and his Ph.D. from Florida State University (1998). His primary teaching and research interests include public policy, race and politics, state politics, social movements, and quantitative methodology. He is the author or coauthor of articles appearing in a variety of journals, including American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Sociology and The Journal of Politics. He is the coauthor of Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race (University of Chicago Press) and Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2020).