When many people think about what white supremacy looks like, they often picture a white person outfitted in swastikas, shouting racist, xenophobic, or anti-Semitic slurs. Such an image isn’t at all incorrect, but it’s actually a rather limited and narrow depiction of what constitutes white supremacy. Today’s riot by Trump supporters on the Capitol, on the other hand, manifestly provides a window into understanding what white supremacy truly is and how it works, not simply because the mob itself was white, but more importantly because of how the actions of these individuals were handled by law enforcement.

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Warren Hoffman

Warren Hoffman is the author of The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical and The Passing Game: Queering Jewish American Culture.

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