White supremacists banked on closet racists to start their movement

And the scary part is, it worked.

The alt-right may seem to be a huge new phenomenon based on the large number of think pieces, profiles and reporting on…

The number of American citizens holding white nationalist views is murky at best. It’s impossible to tell if a small number of effective personalities are fringe activists or speak for a groundswell. Are people hiding these views to avoid being fired from their jobs, or are there simply not that many Americans advocating for a white ethnostate? Are White Nationalist Richard Spencer’s 80k Twitter followers disenfranchised white Americans or hate watchers?