According to Wikipedia, “The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loosely-connected and somewhat ill-defined 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.