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What We Need to Know about White Nationalism Featured on “Morning Show”

by: Jessica Harrington

         Sophie Bjork-James, Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Vanderbilt University, will visit “The Morning Show” on September 16th to discuss findings from her more than ten years’ of research into the White nationalist movement.

          Host Mary Jacobsen will interview Bjork-James about the radical aims and strategies of White nationalists, whom she has said seek “to undermine democratic processes. White nationalists and other authoritarian groups seek to defend white power and male power, and thus often see democracy as a barrier to their goals.”

          Bjork-James will discuss the impact of the January 6th insurrection on “accelerating” those goals. “Images of far-right and racist actors desecrating the center of democratic power,” she has written, “will serve as powerful propaganda and recruitment tools for the foreseeable future.”

          Understanding the movement’s recruitment strategies and their efforts to weaken democratic institutions in order to advance their vision of a White-ethno state, Bjork-James has written, “will enable us to develop anti-racist strategies to challenge the White nationalist movement.”

“The Morning Show” airs Thursday at 9 a.m. on Channel 9 and WJOP (FM 96.3) and live streams on YouTube (click on YouTube at After broadcast, look on the YouTube Playlist for “The Morning Show.” Each show is also available on the Sound Cloud (click on the cloud at

For more information contact:

Mary Jacobsen

(978)255- 7523


Sarah Hayden

Executive Director

Newburyport Community Media


Jessica Harrington

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