The Look of White Supremacy

Published at Sacred Matters on February 17, 2017.

When pop culture portrays white supremacists, they are stock characters, visibly terrible people who are oh-so-easy to identify in a crowd. White supremacists in television and film are so damn obvious in their racism. Their look dramatizes their white supremacist ideology. Their clothes and affect signal a style of belligerent racism that Americans are supposed to be over (though we so clearly aren’t).