Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2017 Natalie M. Johnson
This project investigates the Alternative Right's racial discourse on Twitter. It examines to what extent the Alt-Right indicates a fundamental break from "colorblind racism", the United State's dominant racial discourse. Does the Alt-Right's ascendency and project signify a new period of racial formation? Analyzing tweets from three celebrity Alt-Right figures, Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Jared Taylor, this project finds that the Alt-Right does not indicate a new period of racial formation. Rather, they demonstrate an extremist development to that rhetoric.
Johnson, Natalie Marguerite, "Making America White Again: Twitter, the Alt-Right, and Colorblindness in Trump America" (2018). Scripps Senior Theses. 1144.
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