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Democracy, Radicalism, and Hate Crime in the United States, 2016-2020

Democracy, Radicalism, and Hate Crime in the United States, 2016-2020

The author describes in her article the changes that affected, first of all, the rights of minorities that took place in the United States during the period under review, when President D. Trump was in the White House. The latest upsurge of xenophobic anxieties became the keystone of Trump’s presidential election in 2016. From demonizing Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals” and pledging to build a wall along the entirety of the U.S.-Mexico border, to branding Syrian refugees as a “Trojan horse” and ISIL supporters, The Trump administration has helped radicalize American political discourse that has benefited extremists across the ideological specter, ranging from proponents of the radical right to Islamists to the representatives of the radical left.

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