Should diversity and inclusion professionals understand the growing influence of the "Alt Right and White Nationalist Movement?" How does one have a serious conversation about difference with those who hold very different and contrary views to yours? Is any language that is disparaging, condescending and disrespectful appropriate in 21st century organizations? Have we gone overboard in what some term "political correctness?"
I have included in the post an article written by Milo Yiannopoulos from Breitbart about what the Alt Right movement is about. I have also included some videos from others such as Richard Spencer, Steven Bannon and links to others.
How should leaders who want to build more respectful, diverse, multicultural organizations, companies and communities approach such stark and opposing views and who deliver their message's intent with little concern or respect on its impact to the receiver? Should their be limits and boundaries on what is considered free speech.
I share this blog on this topic as this move threatens work to build a more diverse and inclusive society. This movement is about Reversityand we must address the growing elephant in the room.
If our society is to survive, we must collectively come to some agreement on what is acceptable free speech in a diverse and inclusive society.
From Brietbart:A specter is haunting the dinner parties, fundraisers and think-tanks of the Establishment: the specter of the “alternative right.” Young, creative and eager to commit secular heresies, they have become public enemy number one to beltway conservatives — more hated, even, than Democrats or loopy progressives.
The alternative right, more commonly known as the alt-right, is an amorphous movement. Some — mostly Establishment types — insist it’s little more than a vehicle for the worst dregs of human society: anti-Semites, white supremacists, and other members of the Stormfront set. They’re wrong.
Previously an obscure subculture, the alt-right burst onto the national political scene in 2015. Although initially small in number, the alt-right has a youthful energy and jarring, taboo-defying rhetoric that have boosted its membership and made it impossible to ignore.
It has already triggered a string of fearful op-eds and hit pieces from both Left and Right: Lefties dismiss it as racist, while the conservative press, always desperateto avoid charges of bigotry from the Left, has thrown these young readers and voters to the wolves as well.
National Review attacked them as bitter members of the white working-class who worship “father-Führer” Donald Trump. Betsy Woodruff of The Daily Beast attacked Rush Limbaugh for sympathising with the “white supremacist alt-right.” BuzzFeed begrudgingly acknowledged that the movement has a “great feel for how the internet works,” while simultaneously accusing them of targeting “blacks, Jews, women, Latinos and Muslims.”
The amount of column inches generated by the alt-right is a testament to their cultural punch. But so far, no one has really been able to explain the movement’s appeal and reach without desperate caveats and virtue-signalling to readers.
Part of this is down to the alt-right’s addiction to provocation. The alt-right is a movement born out of the youthful, subversive, underground edges of the internet. 4chan and 8chan are hubs of alt-right activity. For years, members of these forums – political and non-political – have delighted in attention-grabbing, juvenile pranks. Long before the alt-right, 4channers turned trolling the national media into an in-house sport.
Having once defended gamers, another group accused of harbouring the worst dregs of human society, we feel compelled to take a closer look at the force that’s alarming so many. Are they really just the second coming of 1980s skinheads, or something more subtle?
We’ve spent the past month tracking down the elusive, often anonymous members of the alt-right, and working out exactly what they stand for.
Steve Bannon Lays Out His Amazing Political Philosophy
Right-wing political commentators are experiencing incredible rise in popularity: Some key thought leaders include Steven Crowder, Hunter Avallone, Alex Jones, Stefan Molyneux, Paul Joseph Watson, Tucker Carlson and several more. The following is links to some of their YouTube sites.
Hunter Availone – I am sorry that I am a white male