White Supremacy in the West: Immigration and Racial Justice in Southern California
Professor Kathleen Belew in Conversation with Distinguished Professor and MacArthur Fellow Natalia Molina
Historian Kathleen Belew, CNN contributor and author of Bring the War Home, gives us the history of the white power movement in America, which consolidated decades ago around a potent sense of betrayal after the Vietnam War. She considers how the movement’s soldiers are not lone wolves but highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, virulent anticommunism, and apocalyptic faith. In conversation with Distinguished Professor Natalia Molina, she explores the manifestations of white supremacy in Southern California, focusing particularly on how they are documented in The Huntington’s collections.
The event will be held online via Zoom at 4 p.m. (PDT). Zoom link will be sent to attendees in registration confirmation email. This event will be recorded.