By Jeff Tyson & David DesRoches • Aug 22, 2017
Listen to audio: http://wnpr.org/post/confronting-hate-tolerance-intolerance-and-rise-white-nationalism
We begin by looking back at our nation’s civil war to try to understand the deep divides that remain in our country and why extremist white nationalist groups remain visible today.
We learn about the Antifa or anti-fascist movement and we discuss whether violence can ever be an acceptable response to hatred and bigotry.
And later, Germany may have something to teach us about responding to extremism. We learn about a German town that got creative in its response to a neo-Nazi march.
David Blight - Professor of American History at Yale University, author of The Guardian piece ‘The civil war lies on us like a sleeping dragon’: America’s deadly divide - and why it has returned'
Michael Harriot- Staff Writer at The Root, author of recent piece Yes, Anti-Fascists Are Violent… And Necessary, host of “The Black One” podcast
Lecia Brooks - Outreach Director for the Southern Poverty Law Center
Fabian Wichmann - Case Manager at EXIT-Germany in charge of public relations and campaigning