White Supremacist Violence Understanding the Resurgence and Stopping the Spread
White Supremacist Violence is a powerful resource for education and mental health professionals who are developing the tools and skills needed to slow the progress of the fast-growing hate movement in the United States.
Chapters immerse the reader in a hybrid of research, historical reviews, current events, social media and online content, case studies, and personal experiences. The first half of the text explores the ways in which individuals become increasingly indoctrinated through the exploitation of cognitive openings, perceptions of real or imagined marginalization, and exposure to political rhetoric and manipulation, as well as an examination of social media and commerce sites that create a climate ripe for recruitment. The second half of the book walks the reader through three case studies and offers treatment considerations to assist mental-health professionals and those developing education and prevention-based programming.
White Supremacist Violence gives readers useful perspectives and insights into the white supremacy movement while offering clinicians, threat-assessment professionals, and K-12 and university educators and administrators practical guidance on treatment and prevention efforts.
1. White Supremacy: A Growing Threat 2. The Religious Influences of White Supremacy in the United States 3. The Intersecting Identities of Primary Targets: BIPOC, Muslims, Jews, AAPI, Women, LGBTQ+ 4. Know Thy Enemy: Language and Symbols of Hate 5. Social Media and the Growth of Hate Speech and Exposure 6. The Lost and Looking: Cognitive Openings and a Search for Purpose 7. Hatred in Action: A Review of Cases 8. Introduction to Three Case Studies 9. Identifying the Risk Factors 10. Identifying the Protective Factors 11. Developing the White Supremacist Indoctrination Rubric 12. Conducting a Violence Risk Assessment 13. Overview of Treatment Approaches 14. Treatment Approaches for Hank 15. Treatment Approaches for Jesse 16. Treatment Approaches for Dawson 17. Prevention and Educational Programming 18. It Takes a Village: A Review of Organizations and Resources to Help 19. Appendix: The White Supremacist Indoctrination Rubric