Perspectives on Race

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American Nazi’s

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I was watching the movement of American Nazi’s in the United States on the History channel today. Surprisingly, this movement began as German immigrants migrated to the United States, even before World War II. The organization went dormant for some decades until the Civil Rights movement picked up in the United States. Then, fueled by hatred, prejudice and discrimination the American Nazi’s spread their belief in the superiority of the Aaryon race. It baffles me that in today’s age this group is still very active in the United States. They preach principles that defy what the United States of America stands for, and I guess that’s the gift and the curse of being an American. One has the right to the freedom of speech. However, as one Jewish man in the series put it, “freedom of speech is okay, but not hatred”.

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Written by giotorres89

November 12, 2009 at 8:52 pm

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  1. You brought up a good point with the “gift and the curse of being an American.” It’s unfortunate that there are organizations that are still around such as Neo-Nazis, but their existence is critical to the continuance of freedom of speech, as unintuitive as that might appear.

    dannyramos4

    November 13, 2009 at 7:33 pm

  2. I saw this documentary a couple weeks ago and it seems like all the members were pretty much recruited because they will have a sense of friendship. It’s much like a gang. I don’t think some of these people actually believe what they are saying but they kind of feed on each others “hate”. It’s like who can hate more or say something worse about a minority? It’s sad that people live there lives in this way.

    jturner36

    November 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm


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