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Telling White Supremacists Apart

By Gabrielle Birkner

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White supremacists have a lot in common — the hatred of Jews, not least among those things. But the racist groups that find themselves under the white supremacist umbrella also have their share of ideological differences. Slate’s invaluable Explainer column this week reveals why Odinist racism is incompatible with Christian Identity racism, and teaches us how to differentiate a neo-Nazi from a Klansman in a lineup. One of the article’s more eyebrow-raising tidbits: Many Christian Identity racists believe that Jews are descendants of Eve and the Garden of Eden’s resident serpent.

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