By George Michael
This e-book examines the reaction to right-wing extremism within the US from either the govt. and non-governmental agencies. It offers an in depth portrait of the modern severe correct within the US together with interviews with numerous of the movement's best figures from teams reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan, Militias, American Renaissance and the White Aryan Resistance. the writer additionally explains how the actions of those racist teams were curbed a result of campaigning efforts of anti-racist and anti-fascist watchdogs who've helped to form and impact executive coverage.
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138 The purpose of these “outings” is to shame the targeted subject among his neighbors and family members in such a way to dissuade him from continuing his extremist activities. 139 The ARA sees itself as willing to do the dirty work by confronting their opponents directly in the streets. This sets them apart from the more established watchdog groups. Often ARA members are a bit contemptuous of their more established counterparts for this reason. Todd Ferguson explains: We cooperate with a host of other anti-racist organizations whenever possible.
And I, among with a lot of other human rights people, don’t think that that’s the way our country is meant to be. So, it’s not been my goal to meet anybody halfway because that’s not what justice is about. And it hasn’t been my goal to turn them around. My goal has been to stop them. 108 The NWC was originally designed to be very inclusive so that it could attain broad-based community support. 109 Over the years it has successfully brought together a broad coalition, especially of liberal religious organizations, but also state and local politicians, and minority group and community-based organizations.
To my knowledge, no other figure in the watchdog community has received as many threats as Morris Dees. Despite the recent criticism, and whatever shortcomings the man may have, his supporters will more than likely continue to back him, thus making him and the SPLC major players in the watchdog community for some time to come. The progressive-oriented watchdog groups The Center for Democratic Renewal The Center for Democratic Renewal (CDR) of Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most prominent of the progressive-oriented watchdog groups.