With the election of Trump, there have been unintended consequences -maybe not. The rise in hate crimes and most troubling, the alt right. Trump was able to tap into the xenophobia, racism, anti-immigrant and white nationalism that had been on the fringe or lying dormant. He single handily brought all of this to the mainstream. He is the epitome of a demagogue.
For those of you trying to figure out what is the alt right, here you go! The alternative right was born out of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that “white identity” is under attack by multicultural forces. Alt- Righters dismiss “establishment” conservatism and embrace white ethno-nationalism as fundamental value.
The most concerning thing about the rise of the alt-right and other extremists is that they have been emboldened because of the “green light” they have gotten from Trump’s racist rhetoric. Is Trumps ascension to the presidency a foreboding of things to come for our country? People of color are concerned for their safety and where they fit in this new paradigm.