Soon after Trump’s election, a
group of white nationalists, referring to themselves as the “
alt-right,” met to celebrate in D.C.
Their rhetoric includes phrases
such as “ethnic cleansing,” and
“European ethno-state” and
struck fear into many people of
color, worried that they would be
relegated to second-class citizen
status, or worse.
“America was, until this past
generation, a white
for ourselves and
our posterity,” said
Richard Spencer, a
leader of the movement, at the event.
White nationalists do receive an
outsized amount of
attention from a
stunned mainstream media, and
it’s difficult to estimate the numbers within the
group or to anticipate their reach.
The D.C. celebration that birthed
thousands of articles and think
pieces was attended by about 250
people, and it is yet to be seen if
the group has the ear of Trump
and his close advisors.
Kumar is not concerned.
“This is a figment of the
media’s imagination,” said
Kumar. “There is nothing to it.
As for Trump, he is first and fore-
most a businessman. Like [Indian
Prime Minister Narendra] Modi,
he believes in development,
Others hope that perhaps
Indian-Americans will be more
protected than other minority