Who Is the Alt-Right? Researchers Build a Psychological Profile

Among other things, researchers found that there are two subgroups of the Alt-Right, but that the more economically motivated members may buy into White Supremacy over time.

Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' march during the 'Unite the Right' rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Now that the prefix “alt” is being thrown in front of anything one opposes, a new study investigates the characteristics of people affiliated with the Alt-Right. The paper offers insight into what this collection of individuals and small movements really thinks about the state of the union. 

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War of the Billionaires: George Soros Takes on Donald Trump

Billionaire George Soros, the subject of countless conservative conspiracy theories, funds the opposition to President Trump's agenda.

Billionaire investor George Soros speaks on 'The Tragedy of the European Union' as a guest of The Institute for Media and Communications Policy on September 10, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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This New Species of AI Wants to Be "Superintelligent" When She Grows Up

This AI hates racism, retorts wittily when sexually harassed, dreams of being superintelligent, and finds Siri's conversational skills to be decidedly below her own.

 

Luna the AI (Image credit: Luis Arana/Youtube)

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Why You Shouldn't Dismiss Protestors – Even When You Don't Agree

Before we had the right to vote, we had the right to protest, says journalist Wesley Lowery.

Before we had the right to vote, we had the right to protest, says journalist Wesley Lowery. Protests have always been part of the U.S.’s political landscape, but over the last decade it feels as though there is an increase in dissatisfaction on the fronts of all causes – there is unrest, whether it’s a genuine increase or merely wider access to media and recording devices.

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Race Is More Than a Myth: It’s an Institutional Reality

Journalist Jelani Cobb considers the impact of Obama’s presidency on race in America. Did he make good on the promise of change that got him elected?

As President Obama leaves the White House, the post-mortems on his term and predictions on his legacy are starting to emerge. Particularly, what did Obama do for race politics in America – did he turn out to be the beacon hope liberals saw, or the expensive liability handing out reparations and redistributing power, as some conservatives feared?

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