Bookstores and Libraries New Targets for Far-Right Demonstrations

Bookstores and Libraries New Targets for Far-Right Demonstrations

Book Culture

A white nationalist group called American Identity Movement chose a Washington bookstore, Politics and Prose, as the site for its latest “peaceful disruption.” This continues a current trend of bookstores as the latest destinations for such nationalist demonstrations. The group’s demonstration was apparently in response to Politics and Prose hosting author Jonathan M. Metzl, who was discussing his book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland. According to the summary provided by Amazon, his book aims to address the idea that, “Many lower- and middle-class white Americans are drawn to politicians who pledge to make …