‘Turn on the hate’? Steve Bannon’s cynicism spreads online
USA Today - 11/17/2016
Gordana Rabrenovic, a sociologist, serves as a director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University. She co-authored the book, Why We Hate, and said the violent protests and racially charged hate crimes unfolding since Trump’s election provide an all-too-easy, if unfruitful, answer to Americans’ frustrations.
“Hate and intimidation is meant to silence people, which can push people away from this public discourse about how we’re going to solve our really challenging questions we save as a nation and world,” she said.
“But we won’t face them by blaming particular groups of people. Although that’s the easiest way: You don’t have to put forth a particular solution as long as you blame people.”