Donald Trump and the Rise of Global White Su…

The presidency of Donald J. Trump has accelerated the spread of a strain of global white supremacy characterized by stunning levels of anti-Black racism domestically, and anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments internationally. The horrifying March 15 shooting at two mosques in New Zealand, which left 50 people dead, is directly linked to President Trump’s racist and divisive rhetoric, hate-filled rallies where he’s encouraged supporters to commit acts of violence, and administrative policies that have placed strict restrictions on people from Muslim-majority countries. The shooter’s manifesto characterized the president as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose” that in part inspired his racial and religious terrorist actions.

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