This explainer describes key characteristics of white nationalist ideology and clarifies related key-terms, such “alt-right” and “white power.”
The recent row over Bill Maher and Ben Affleck's heated discussion of Islam on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher strikes me as an opportunity for a civic lesson–one rooted not in debating who is right or wrong, or who is bigoted or not, but one, that, in true Facing History and Ourselves fashion, is rooted in history. At Facing History, we have learned that history often provides a needed distance from which we can illuminate the present and inform more productive civic dialogue.
Educators have the added task of helping young people to process, understand, and reflect while the story is still unfolding.
John Sexton talks about George Washington's Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport and his strong condemnation of bigotry.