Hate Unleashed

Hate Unleashed

America's Cataclysmic Change

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This book investigates the psychological factors that led to the election of Donald Trump and the accompanying escalation of hate violence and intolerance in the United States. It also spells out the challenge for Americans living in a time of political conservatism and unbridled hostility towards minorities, immigrants, and socially progressive individuals—and what democratic-minded people can do to take action.

• Presents and examines presidential polling data and the discernible relationship to hate crime incidence data

• Looks at data on victims of post-election 2016 hate incidents

• Identifies the patterns in and correlations between historical violence, political differences, and voting patterns

• Shows how demographic information regarding economics and poverty could have strongly predicted the 2016 election outcome

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Arguing that the 2016 presidential election had a cataclysmic impact on American culture with consequences for the functioning of a multicultural society, the author examines how xenophobia, the integration of hate speech into political rhetoric, and nationalism are related to the increase in hate activity after the election, and how the US is moving away from a progressive democratic model of governance toward intolerance, ultranationalism, and authoritarianism. He considers the connection between social change and intergroup conflict and changing attitudes about government, civility, and public safety in relation to hate activity, discussing the psychological dynamics that shifted the government from a liberal democratic tradition toward an autocracy; the psychological processes of hate violence and bias; and the interpersonal processes of influence and persuasion, conflict, and coping with a culture of intolerance in terms of hate crimes and oppression. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California :, Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781440858147
Characteristics: viii, 252 pages ; 25 cm


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