Your Call: Growing right-wing extremism
On the January 14th edition of Your Call we’ll examine growing right-wing extremism. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual census identified 276 militia groups last year, a 37% increase from 2014. Recently a group of armed militiamen took over a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon. GOP candidate Donald Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric has earned him endorsements from white nationalists. Are we in a period of growing right-wing extremism? What influence does the extreme right have on U.S. politics? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Mark A. Potok, senior fellow of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading organization monitoring the extreme right in the U.S
Spencer Sunshine, an associate fellow at Political Research Associates, a social justice think-tank
Southern Poverty Law Center: Anti Government Militia Groups Grew by More than One Third in Last Year
Political Research Associates: ‘Trumping’ Democracy: Right-Wing Populism, Fascism, and the Case for Action
Mother Jones: The Rise of Violent Right-Wing Extremism, Explained
Political Research Associates: When Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Christian Right