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White Racist Religions in the United States

Mattias Gardell

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195156829
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019515682X.003.0018
 White Racist Religions in the United States

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This essay presents a historical overview and analysis of the development of racist religions in North America. White religious racism is not a unified creed, but a heterogeneous category that comprises many different congregations and philosophies, ranging from racist recasts of Christianity to a plethora of racist pagan, occult fascist, and Satanist constructs. The racist religions considered fall into three main categories: racist (particularly Identity) Christianity, religious national socialism, and racist paganism. Though paganism has been gaining ground among younger racists, the importance of Christianity to traditional American culture means that Identity is unlikely to be completely supplanted by racist paganism.

Keywords: racism; religion; White religious racism; racist Christianity; Identity Christianity; religious national socialism; racist paganism

Chapter.  17283 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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