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tv   State of Hate The Explosion of White Supremacy  CNN  July 1, 2019 8:00pm-9:00pm PDT

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america is at war. with young people openly racist, walking the streets of the united states, cities turned to battlegrounds. what a beautiful life stoned.
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charlottesville. pittsburgh. >> murdered. because they were jewish. charleston. >> he said he wanted to kill black people. in city after city. >> you are looking at your own backyard. an army of hate. whose numbers are soaring. the country is changing. >> get the [ bleep ] out of here! the fear -- grown. >> go home! >> it is spreading across the world. >> why would you treat us like that? >> a fire fed by politics. haunted by the past. >> we can learn from that.
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the roots of the crisis. >> there was nothing left. >> the flash point question. >> all men are created equal. we don't believe that. >> of course not. >> no hate, no fear. >> the fabric of the country. demands, calls for action. >> we have never done. once upon a time in america, it looked like almost everyone was white. the idea of america as a white man's country is a powerful idea. in 1960, whites made up 89% of the country.
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black would be second class citizens. >> leave it to beaver. >> the only african-american who played a role on "leave it to beaver" appeared as a maid. >> care for some more punch, boys? >> white, white, white. >> then came the immigration act of 1965. >> i now declare each of you to be a citizen of the united states. america's doors opened to immigrants from new countries, n non-western lands. by the 1980s, the white percentage was down by about 10 points. this land is people. those are what make america soa soars. >> immigrants keep coming even
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as the white birthrate declines. >> by the 2000s. the census bureau has news for us. >> minority groups will become the majority in the united states by the year 2043. many americans celebrated the new diversity. but for one group, it was a fi e five-alarm fire. >> we have to understand a sense of emergency at this movement. >> all of this is about immediate and apocalypse future. >> not to be simply melted away in this multi-racial mixed match that they did not choose. >> jared taylor, a white nationalist. he does not advocate violence, he does want to create a whites only version of america. >> i am not at all talking about
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the entire united states becoming white. i am talking about a portion of it becoming black. >> the white will succeed. >> more and more people agree with me all the time. they do not want to become a minority. >> that is maybe creating a new nation? >> ideally yes. >> we'll hear from taylor later, he voices the biggest fear of the white supremacist movement. >> should i want my people to disappear? >> replacement. the word has become a call to arms. >> charlottesville did shock a lot of people. >> the united states of america fought a war against nazi
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germany. the marches did not look like nazis or the clan and they wore khakis and golf shirts. some of them call themselves the alt-rights. others? white nationalists. >> very clever branding. >> when people hear phrase like nationalism, they think of over patriotism. this is not that. >> it soon became clear. they may have new names but they were america's oldest nightmare. white supremacy. >> get them off.
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[ screams ] [ sirens ] >> one person is dead. the year after charlottesville, the number of white national groups soared by almost 50%. some of the them are especially violent. this group is called atomic weapons. >> things they are planning are horrible. >> one former member warned the police about deadly plots.
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>> they were planning to kill civilians. >> is the federal government fighting this? >> how come we do not have enough tools to pull these people in? >> at a recent hearing on white supremacy, congresswoman, a musl muslim, tlaib red a letter she got in the mail. >> 49 people were killed -- many more were harmed in new zealand. let's hope and pray that the good, old usa that the only good muslim is the dead one. >> listen to the way the money is spent. those agents in the field that work in domestic terrorism, about 20%. we have about 80% working in
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national terrorism. four times as many agents on international terror. last year, just one person died from an islamic terror attack in america. 49 people were killed in domestic extremist attacks. >> there is a mindset that has to be dealt with. and this is not just an american story. there is now a worldwide movement of white supremacists, sharing their twisted ideas on the internet. [ sirens ] >> in march, a gunman killed 61 people at prayer. the terror cited his inspiration, white supremacist in america, written, sweden, norway -- britain, all of these
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people believed they are being replaced and must fight to resist. and much of these on white supremacy is centered in the united states of america. >> how did this happened and where did it come from? after slavery and holocaust and the civil rights movement. the truth is race has been the central conflict of america's life from the day the public was born. we witnessed extreme racism before in periods of upheaval and rapid social change. now once again we are living in such a time. >> hail trump. hail our people, hail our victory. [ applause ] >> we need to make america great again. >> trump definitely intenergize the alt-rights. >> we'll have the field of the
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promises of donald trump. >> donald trump is not a white supremacist but there is no doubt that he's a hero to many in the white supremacy movement. the current may have been triggered because of another president. >> thank you. >> barack obama's election was a moment of joy and unity for millions of americans. >> god bless the united states of america. but some, perhaps many were shocked by it. >> clearly the president of a black family in the white house derange many millions of americans. >> once obama was in the white house, the backlash grew and grew. >> you remember some of the racist character of obama as a
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monkey and a gorilla. >> over an ugly display of racism that became common. >> barack obama. where did he get his certificate? >> the charge that obama was not born in this country. >> no other american president was badgered to prover he was an american. >> the idea whether he was born in the united states, i think that's a metaphor. is he one of us? answer -- no. >> obama combined the two fires that fuelled white supremacists. attitudes toward blacks and fears about immigration. >> whether we cross the atlantic or the pacific or the rio grande. we are here only because this
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country welcome them in. >> throughout the history of this country, immigration reinvigorated the united states. but, it is also awaken the darkness american impulses. one chapter holds a frighten reminder of where those impulses could lead. ellis island 100 years ago. immigrants were pouring into the country, at times 100,000 a month, body to body on boats, desperate to become americans. these newcomers were considered inferior. at the time many european immigrants were considered to be entirely different racist. people referred to people in
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ireland as a race. people as hungary as a race. the jews as a race. with new enemies to hat hate -- membership and the clan soared. some of america's most prominent men were under the hood. >> hugo black was a member of the ku klux clan. he went to serve as the supreme court justice until 1971. white supremacy was an elite movement. they came up with the solution. a pseudo science called eugenics. based on the believes that many americans were mentally defective. among them, immigrants. >> america is degenerating.
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eugenists believe so-called defective should not be allowed to reproduce. >> sterilized women who were thought not to have the right kind of women. thousands of women were sterilized as the fake science became a national craze. the eugenics movement decided it was time to bring its research to capitol hill. >> people from italy and poland and these countries were genetically inferior to the northern european and the area of anglo-ax ssaxon. a new immigration law was delivered. >> they shut the door and red e reduced immigration to the united states by 97%.
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something even more disturbing was happening in europe. a young german leader was watching america closely. >> adolph hitler had some real praise for the united states. hitler was meeting with the leaders of the eugenics movement. >> the united states is on the money, we can learn from them. as hitler's power grew and his ambition became clear, americans saw the terrifying consequences of white supremacy. most pulled back from the edge. eugenics died out in america. hitler's plan did nothing. that idea of improving the human race which is what eugenics was all about, definitely echoed in nazi's policies of the 1930s. the holocaust is one horrific consequence of that.
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>> white lives matter. >> the white supremacy of today did not reach the level as it did a century ago but some troubling ideas are returning. >> you don't think all races are equal. >> no, i do not. i don't see why anyone would. >> jared taylor, a graduate of yale like myself. we don't see eye to eye to say the least. >> i want the people of africa to make africa the best possible continent they can for africa. africans i believe will be ha y happiest not living in society like ours. >> you place so much weight on the fact that is sudden group of people and ancestors spent a lot of time in the sun, their skin is darker. >> do you really think that blacks and whites are basically identical twins separated at birth that they are replaceable? >> taylor believes that non-whites have made america
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worse. >> why are hispanics not okay? >> they are europeans. >> spaniards are europeans. the people who are qualified, they can come from guatemala or mexico, their genetically and visually different from the europeans. >> so in the 19 century, people fought with the jews of different race. >> are they the same race? >> eastern european jews, they dressed in odd ways and behaved in odd ways. they were clearly aliens. >> some jews are white as what taylor said. >> there were some that did not look like jews at all. >> racism can become confusing. >> i want to know who is "we"
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and "they." >> let's try one case. caucasian meant people coming out of -- they share the kau caution caucus caucuses. >> why am i not a caucasian if you a advocating policy based on racial categories. i want to understand where i fit in. >> most people. >> it is not a popularity contest. >> most of the time it is not difficult to tell >> how? >> you look at people and try to figure out how white they were everyo even though you don't know what white means? >> oh, i know very well what it means. you don't, but i do. >> later this hour, a deep dive, how is race determined? well, who's white?
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>> a truck bomb ripped through a federal building. >> there was a boom and nothing was left. seems like the whole world ended. 168 are dead, including 19 children. >> we were not watching some scene of international catastrophe. you are looking at your own backyard. >> at the time it was the deadliest attack on american soil since pearl harbor. the terrorist, a young man named timothy mcvay. he's thought of a lone wolf. in reality he was part of a movement. >> what do we want? >> white power. >> he had been a member of the ku klux clan. he had contacts with other white supremacists across the country and the inspiration for his attack was a book. a book that's called "the bible
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of american white supremacists." it gave birth to an armed white rebellion. that continues to this day. >> is it cold-blooded murder any way you claim it. >> to understand oklahoma city and today's violence in charleston and pittsburgh. >> shots fired. >> we need to understand mcvay's favorite book. it is called "the turner diaries." >> it was written in the 1970s by william pearce. >> i did admire many things that hitler wrote. he was a one time physics professor who became a leading figure in the white supremacist movement. in the 1960s, pearce saw his cause in disarray. >> god would die even if i want
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any. >> for years the all powerful ku klux clan had led the charge. >> threats. beatings. raping and of course murders. then came the civil rights movement. a crushing blow to the clan. >> free at last, free at last. we are free at last. [ applause ] >> the clan membership declined. white supremacists would divide among the beating ideologieideo. >> we needed the piction to be more powerful. >> a soldier and a white
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rebellion. >> we are in a war with the deaths against the jews. bombs at fbi headquarters and other targets. the group kills millions of blacks, jews and their allies on the road to victory. >> thriller alert, the bookends with turner flying a mega-ton bomb into the pentagon. >> pearce's greatest fantasy stroke a cord. >> they started to stock it. selling half a million copy in the years that followed. >> the most influential piece of white supremacist writing that exists. >> what began as fiction became a real life rebellion.
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powerful new supremacists sprung up in the 1980s. tens of thousands of hard core members. >> the front line soldiers were the movement. >> many would inspired by "the turner diaries." >> we try to save americans. >> officially declaring war on the united states of government. one group actually took its name from the book. >> it was a chain and the kind of activities that carried out. >> the group adopted the book easter rapi 's terrorist tactics. >> assassinations. alan byrd was murdered. the federal government tried to bring the movement down. indicting several of its leaders
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on suspicious conspiracies and other charges. they were all acquitted. >> the trial was really important because when it collapsed, the government got paranoiaed and back to treating white supremacy as a coherent movement. >> it is our young people. >> it embolden these white power groups and gaining more mementos in the 1990s, collaborating with other antigovernment militia movement. >> a bloody standoff. >> his wife and the united states, marsha were killed. >> between white supremacists and federal agents in idaho. the demise of the branch battling defense near waco,
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texas, brought the movement to a fever pitch. while these incidents are happening. the number of militia groups in the united states skyrocketed. among those angry young men was timothy mcvay. he had been very interested in "the turner diaries" while he was in the army. >> he forgot that he read it for three or four weeks. and he kept on wanting me to lead it. you got to read this book. after mcveigh left the military, he radicalized even more. he met with white supremacists across the nation while on the gun show circuit where he also sold his favorite book. he was outraged by waco. which he visited in person during the standoff.
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the fiery inferno there drove him into action. >> he fienally decides this government is so dangerous to its own citizens that it needs to be destroyed. >> wholly cow. >> on april 19th, 1995, the two-year anniversary of waco. >> blown away. mcveigh carried out what he considered to be his masterpiece. the attack was similar to the attack on the fbi in "the turner diaries." it was the same kind of target, a federal building. a similar kind of bomb dead ntod at the same time of day, just after 9:00 a.m. mcveigh has become earl turner. >> when he was arrested a few days of the bombings.
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for white supremacy to exist, there has to be some
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standards for whiteness. >> people think they know what white is. as a scientific concept is completely murky. experts say visible differences among racist as are how much ti their ancestors spent in the sun. >> there are differences in color between different people but those do not go along with inner recharacteristics of intelligence or self control or anything like that. there were no racial qualities that some people have or others don't have. >> in other words, racial hierarchy is a social construction, who is considered white at the top of the heap has always been determined by those in power. >> the thin's case shows these
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classifications. >> he was an immigrant in india who served in world war i and later married an american women. he was not allowed to become an american citizen because he was non-white. >> well, question, who's white? thin argued that he was white because his people from the state of india would descended from arian. the term arian referring to the people of central asia who believed to later migrated to india. remember caucasians referred to people from the caucus mountains. >> what the court says with most americans that you use is white. the answer is no. >> well, what kind of concept is
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that? the judges made the case that the purity of the arian blood has been destroyed. implying fin was not a figure aryan. we do not see racial policies were based on similar ideas. the germans were the only pure aryans. america's racial distinctions were closely studied by the nazis. >> that learning leaves its imprints on hitler. >> using dubious pseudo signs to prop up racism happens in 2019. >> remember jared taylor? >> you believe whites are
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superior in terms of intelligence? >> oh, the evidence seems to suggest that the smartest people in the world are jews and east asian as and whys and spanish a hetero-genius population. >> while genetic variations among human populations clearly exist. human beings are in fact 99.9% identical in their genetic makeup. >> the first geno in history. one of the genesis who maps the geno created -- there is no bases of scientific facts or the notion of skin color would be predicted of intelligence. never the less, efforts to categorize people into a racial hierarchy goes back hundreds of years.
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>> whether it is five races or three races, aftricans or caucasia caucasians, there is always this kind of pseudo racial science which tries to give a supposedly objective grounding to what is ultimately a system of prejudice. >> the case of plessy verses ferguson in 1896 shows how arbitrary definition of race can be in america. >> a man who was white by any definiti definition, homer plessy, he was considered black because maybe one black ancestor. >> plessy intentionally boarded a whites only train cart in louisiana, challengining state' separate but equal law. the conductor came, get out of this car, you are not white. >> when plessy refused to leave, he was arrested.
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one horrific day in march at christchurch new zealand. a man entered the church and started shooting. >> i don't understand why someone would hurt us like this -- like an animal. why would you treat us like this. >> 51 people murdered during friday's evening prayers by a white supremacist. >> you may have chosen us, we utterly reject and condemn you. >> the killer's weapon inscribed with names and nazi symbols. one of the names were a young swedish girl killed in the attack. the new zealand terrorist mentioned her many time to take revenge for her. the inspiration for his gruesome
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attack came from another white supremacist. the worst massacre in 2011 in norway. he murdered 77 people. most of them teenagers at a summer youth camp. >> manifesto was a warning of colonizizati colonization. he called it the great replacements. remember that was one of the chance from the charlottesville rally. in fact the idea does not come from america. it comes from a french group of intellectual or the european new
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right that first emerged in the 1960s. the new right did not want muslim columnists or any foreigners living in france. most europeans publicly rejected that kind of race. >> the decolonization made europeans weary of using the language of white supremacy as people began to understand where some of those ideas led. >> colonization was seen as a shameful chapter in europe history. for instance, at the end of the 19th century, belgium massacred millions. the british tortured and killed thousands in detention camps in the 1950s. the backlash to post colonial guilt, the new right, remains on
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the intellectual fringes for decades. soon a new movement turn the ideas into action. they called themselves -- the internet gave them the ability to build an interconnected movement. >> our culture is dying. >> it included racists across the world. >> our movement is drawn. >> nationalism. the great replacement. >> they tweets a and repost eac oth other's statements. >> in 2015, the movement found its moment, the migrant crisis. >> everyday, illegal immigrants. an infestation is taken place. >> large numbers of people arriving in europe in dramatic
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ways. >> as europe argues over who will take the migrants, sweden sets an example and welcomes them in. in my world says sweden's prime minister, we don't build war, we help each other out. wars were back on the agenda. it was also the year of the deadly terrorist attack that began to hit the heart of europe. it was ten-days after the attack of the attack in paris that sweden suddenly reversed force. it was painful for sweden's leader to announce the country
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was restricting its borders but sweden had become overwhelmed. percentage wise it had taken more than any other country in europe. >> white supremacy groups seized on an exaggerated sweden problem. >> new level of criminality. the far right deliberately made sweden into symbols and chaos. even america's residents jumped on the bandwagon. >> who would believe this. when they hear donald trump using language that they know comes from their ideology. >> they feel energized and they feel they succeeded. >> it is wonderful that he's addressing this and he's bringing this to the attention of the people. in fact, sweden has had a long history of success full immigration. the most recent parliament election, the far right is so
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out, the white race will be utterly submerged. >> the dominant race to watch out or these other races -- >> it's scientific stuff. it's been proved, he says. fitzgerald might not have been endorsing these sentiments, the character who mouths them is one of the least admirable ones in the book, representing a certain kind of unthinking, vulgar rich man. and yet in 1921, just a few years before he wrote the book, fitzgerald wrote a letter to a critic explaining his own views. the negroids sneak through. to defile the nor kick race. permit only scandinavians to end. -- enter. fitzgerald seems aware his views were not politically correct. he adds in the letter, my reactions were anti-socialist,
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provincial and racially snobbish. he persisted in his view of racial hierarchy. we are as far above the modern frenchman as he is above the negro. the reason i begin with this literary reference is to remind us all how deeply embedded is the idea of racial hierarchy in western civilization. in fact, in some ways it's in the dna of the modern west because from the 16th and 17th centuries, as europe grew richer and stronger, it began to assume that its material success must be a result of its superiority, religious or ethnic or racial. this view built on centuries of western success has taken deep root and not just among whites. people across asia and africa prefer light skin to dark. >> i realize an obstacle was my skin. >> spent billions of dollars on creams to make them whiter.
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>> in the black community in the united states, there's a preference for lighter skin. ironically, this all persists despite the fact that we're now living this an age where the fastest growing economies in the world are asian. where china and south korea and india are demonstrating powerfully that they can be as materially successful as the whitest and most nordic people. the fact that these views are so deep seeded, subconsciously part of the modern psyche, is why we are unable to see the growing danger in our midst. the number of white militants has grown sharply. they have attacked more often and with greater brutality. and yet the authorities have always seemed to be surprised and unprepared. perhaps unable to fully internalize the nature of this ideology and its violent
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ambitions. it's important to understand as america and the western world become more mixed, multicultural, the backlash will grow. white supremacists want to do more than just protest. they make this clear in their internal communications. they are planning for it every day. let's hope we can all recognize this danger before they succeed. i'm fareed zakaria. thank you for watching. (gasp) (singsong) budget meeting! sweet. if you compare last quarter to this quarter... various: mmm. it's no wonder everything seems a little better with the creamy taste of philly, made with fresh milk and real cream.
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{tires screeching} {truck honking} [alarm beeping] (avo) life doesn't give you many second chances. but a subaru can. (dad) you guys ok? you alright? wow. (avo) eyesight with pre-collision braking. standard on the subaru ascent. presenting the three-row subaru ascent. love is now bigger than ever. we like drip coffee, layovers- -and waiting on hold. what we don't like is relying on fancy technology for help. snail mail! we were invited to a y2k party... uh, didn't that happen, like, 20 years ago?
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oh, look, karolyn, we've got a mathematician on our hands! check it out! now you can schedule a callback or reschedule an appointment, even on nights and weekends. today's xfinity service. simple. easy. awesome. i'd rather not. good evening. new poll in tonight and it confirms what many debate watchers suspected. the democratic presidential race is shifting al

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