The threat of white nationalism in the wake of the 2020 election

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WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 14: Members of Antifa and Proud Boys clash in the middle of the street following the “Million MAGA March” on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Various pro-Trump groups gathered in DC today for the “Million MAGA March” to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election. Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

Researchers have voiced concerns over the threat of white nationalist and right-wing extremism in the U.S. as the Trump administration winds down.

There are now concerns as these extremists have joined in the ranks of other right-wing social media agitators to attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election.

Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the Practice in Anthropology, with a focus on race and racism at Vanderbilt University, discusses the threat that White Nationalism poses even after the election, how it crept into the right-wing political movement and what is needed to maintain a multiracial democracy.