You’d think going to the farmers’ market on a Saturday afternoon would be a fun, safe activity for the whole family.
In Bloomington, Indiana, marketgoers were recently shocked to find that one of the booths’ owners have links to a white supremacist organization! Could there be Nazis in your neighborhood?
White supremacy and Nazism have been on the rise since the election of Donald Trump. They’re emboldened by his racist rhetoric and his refusal to condemn them.
More people are being exposed as white supremacists these days as well - including hundreds of police officers - due to what they post on social media. According to USA Today, white supremacists largely operate online to avoid being criticized.
In recent years, we’ve even seen an increase in white supremacist mass murderers, from the Charleston shooting in 2015 to the recent El Paso shooting. They’re always described as “normal” people who you’d never think were secretly murderous racists.
So what can we do? Panicking or avoiding festivals and events is what the terrorists want, so that can’t be our response.
Instead we can increase the support we show for our people, take care of and keep our children safe, invest in each other, support Black businesses, and focus on Black love. No matter what, they can never take that away from us!