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According to Axios, racial resentment and anxiety have been a central appeal for Donald Trump and his rhetoric among the working-class, forgotten Americans who put him over the top, and who are at the core of his re-election strategy. Due to the current political climate, there has been a recent rise in the popularity of white nationalism.

In the past 18 months, white-extremist active shooters in the U.S. have been responsible for 65 deaths in seven episodes (NY Times). The FBI now says homegrown violent extremists are now a top concern — "a persistent, pervasive threat," director Christopher Wray called it in April.

According to the NY Times, domestic terrorism is hard to stop because compared to broad powers to disrupt foreign terrorist plots, "domestically, federal officials have far fewer options. A federal statute defines domestic terrorism but carries no penalties. The First Amendment ... makes stopping terrorist acts committed by Americans before they happen more challenging."

Congress, please recognize the growing threat of white nationalism, and stand up to fight actively against it.

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According to Axios, "Right-wing extremists killed more people in 2018 than in any year since 1995, the year of Timothy McVeigh's bomb attack on the Oklahoma City federal building, according to the...

According to Axios, "Right-wing extremists killed more people in 2018 than in any year since 1995, the year of Timothy McVeigh's bomb attack on the Oklahoma City federal building, according to the Anti-Defamation League," per the NY Times. White nationalism is the subtext and text text of the 2020 presidential race, as the reality of a shrinking white population sets in and big states, including Texas, turn increasingly diverse — and blue. Action must be taken now, if we are going to stop white nationalism from gaining any more power and popularity.

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