How Racial Violence Is Provoked and Channeled

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 10:30
Oral Presentation
Kathleen BLEE, university of pittsburgh, USA
Matthew DEMICHELE, RTI International, USA
Pete SIMI, university of Nebraska, USA
Mehr LATIF, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Drawing on interviews with a broad set of former racist activists, this paper explores the relationships between violence and the vicious racist ideologies of modern white supremacism in the United States. Through this empirical approach, this paper contributes to a conceptual understanding of the linkages between micro- and meso-level dynamics of race and violence. In particular, we examine how racist ideologies and violent practices shape individual experiences, motivations, and actions as well as group dynamics.