What are some prominent white supremacists in history or in current society?I am doing a global issue project for class on white supremacy. Please just list the societies, and if possible, explain...

What are some prominent white supremacists in history or in current society?

I am doing a global issue project for class on white supremacy. Please just list the societies, and if possible, explain what its main intention is. I already have the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party.

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dswain001 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Someone that you may want to include in your project is William Lynch. William Lynch was a well known slave holder in the 1700's. He was infamous for the brutal way he treated his slaves. In fact, the term "lynching" is derived from his last name.

In 1712, he delivered a speech to Southern plantation owners who were having a difficult time "controlling" the slaves under their rule. In this speech, Lynch outlines how to not only "break" slave in, he assures the men in the crowd that this method will trickle down for generations.

"i have a foolproof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee  you that if it is installed correctly, it will control the slaves for at least a hundred years. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it.

I have outlined a number of differences among your slaves, and I take these differences and make them bigger. I use fear, distrust and envy for control purposes. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and they will work throughout the South."

I suggest you read this speech and use it to build the thesis of your paper.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
There has been a resurgence of followers of the Nazi party in America. I know this is true in other countries too. You can find them on the web. You might want to consider why people are willing to follow these ideals in this day and age, when most people find it horrific.
drmonica eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Aryan Nation, David E. Duke, skinheads. These are three I'd include if I were doing the report. Rather than summarizing them for you, I advise you to do a quick web search on all three. 

jillyfish | Student

Well, obviously you have Adolf Hitler and The National Socialist German Workers' Party in Germany. Also known as The Nazis or The Third Reich. They believed that Germans were the 'Master Race' and it was their duty to conquer the 'lesser races' and create a Global German Empire. They also believed that Jews were trouble makers and sub-human. They initiated a genocidal regime and killed all the Jews the could capture. This genocide is generally called The Holocaust in English.

In Italy there was a man called Benito Mussolini and his party was the National Fascist Party of Italy. Their policies were never very clear, except they were anti-communist.

There are many other European fascist party form the 1930s.

Nowadays there are lots of small groups of white extremists dotted around the western world. Many of them have adopted 'civilised' exteriors and pretend to be normal political parties. The British National Party in the UK is an example of this. They are a White Supremacy group but they will not say so in public, they want to forcefully kick all the non-whites out of the Britain.

When researching this subject, be very careful who you believe. This is a dangerous subject and you should not visit the White Supremacy websites without discussing it with a trustworthy, well informed adult first. Many sites on the internet are run by extremely dangerous, ignorant people and you simply should not visit them. They are very dangerous stupid lies told by very unhappy, angry people.


Good Luck with your project.

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