Teaser Tuesday 11/3/20

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme hosted by The Purple Booker. It’s super easy and anyone can join in the fun!

1: Grab your current read
2: Open to a random page
3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

This week’s featured book is Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism by Seyward Darby. I am reading this book during Nonfiction November to get insight into how “the other side” thinks. I have my reasons for why I think people become racists because we all know they weren’t born that way. But I wanted to hear it from the horse’s mouth so to speak and Seyward Darby has afforded me this option.

Synopsis

After the election of Donald J. Trump, journalist Seyward Darby went looking for the women of the so-called alt-right–really just white nationalism with a new label. The mainstream media depicted the alt-right as a bastion of angry white men, but was it? As women headlined resistance to the Trump administration’s bigotry and sexism, most notably at the women’s marches, Darby wanted to know why others were joining a movement espousing racism and anti-feminism. Who were these women, and what did their activism reveal about America’s past, present, and future?

Darby researched dozens of women across the country before settling on three: Corinna Olsen, Ayla Stewart, and Lana Lokteff. Each was born in 1979 and became a white nationalist in the post-9/11 era. Their respective stories of radicalization upend much of what we assume about women, politics, and political extremism.


The Teaser

Corinna never tried the shallow end of anything. She didn’t see the point, when the deep end was right there, waiting.

pg. 34

What do you think drives people to hate? Are there any remedies for racism?

4 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday 11/3/20

  1. OMG, I honestly didn’t know that there are women in such kind of movement. I mean, I know there are groups like KKK but I just assumed its some white supremacist male dominated group. Its hard to imagine women standing up for this kind of hate.

    Racism is not a major issue here as it is in the US but we have other kinds of hate such as tribalism and homophobia. I think hate is taught, mostly passed down to young innocents who grow up hating what they have been shown is different.

    As to what will end racism, I don’t know. I saw a discussion online about the effect of protests on police brutality. The same can be said about hate. Some of these deep-seated issues can only be solved by individuals. Such a sad state though.

    This book sounds so enlightening though.

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    1. Diana, like you, I thought racists learned their hate at the hands of their parents. But I am gaining new perspective with this book. So far two of three of the women came to embrace these ideologies after adulthood and motherhood.

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