Over the weekend, several white nationalist rallies in Virginia devolved into violence. How important is the language used after such events? And where are the boundaries between free speech and hate speech, or hate crimes and domestic terrorism? Three Northeastern faculty whose expertise encompasses constitutional law, hate crimes, and terrorism weighed in.
The so-called “alt-right,” defined by The Associated Press as a “white nationalist movement,” has experienced a surge of notoriety in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. We asked Jeffrey Juris, an expert on social movements and protests, to explain how much influence the group, which harnesses the power of social media to spread its message, could have on the president-elect’s policy agenda over the next four years.