White Supremacy and Disability

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There has been a great deal of coverage of the alt-right neo-Nazi movement since the civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia but, despite the Nazi murder of 70 thousand people with disabilities in the period leading up to the Holocaust, little has been said about alt-right, neo-Nazi attitudes toward people with disabilities.

In this program, Nadin Abbott, from the website Reporting San Diego, an expert on this shadowy world, talks about the impact of the resurgent white supremacist movement on people with disabilities.

In May of this year, a nineteen year old man sexually assaulted a mentally disabled black teen in a football locker room.  He was given just 300 hours of community service with probation.  The case ended up on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the organization which monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the U.S.  How many other assaults, reported or not, are a result of the rise of alt-right?

Ms. Abbott holds a master’s degree in history from San Diego State University.  She was born and raised in Mexico City and is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.

Mark Romoser and Sheela Gunn-Cushman produce and host the program.

Original air date: October 6, 2017

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