According to Wikipedia, “The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loosely-connected and somewhat ill-defined[1] grouping of white supremacists, neo-Confederates, neo-Nazis, neo-fascists, and other far-right fringe hate groups.”  Many believe this new movement to be a considerable threat to society.   The term was coined by white supremacist Richard Spencer—a notorious figure within the alt-right.

One topic I’m interested in is the rise of this new extremist political group known as the “alt-right.”  I evaluate the contents of a Wikipedia article differently than a more scholarly source.  I usually use Wikipedia as a jumping-off point for more specific research.   One thing I find positive about using Wikipedia is that it gives a good, comprehensive background of many topics, without needing much prior knowledge of a topic.  A con in using it is that it doesn’t provide scholarly, critical thinking about a topic.


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