Found Image: Politics of Hate in Orange County

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JPG

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Creative Commons Licence

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Created date

November 28, 2018

Critical Commentary

Design Statement: I selected this visualization as a direct representation of nativist ideology of one particular hate group in Orange County that has been making headlines as of late.

  • This group is called the Rise Above Movement (RAM) who are: they are committed to using hand-to-hand combat to target those who don't align with their white nationalist, alt right views.
  • This particular visualization is a screenshot of one of their YouTube uploads, a video where the document their fighting practice, as well as some of the political practices they carry out.
  • This particular instance is on a highway near Torrance, California, where they placed a banner reading "Secure Borders, Secure Future."
  • This particular act is a clear anti-immigration stance, one intended to vilify immigrants and in line with the vitriolic rhetoric of Trumpism. 

Source

“Blink 1488 - American patriots - Rise Above Movement (R.A.M),” YouTube video, 3:12, posted by "JV RL," September 29, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4YAstQYmDc&bpctr=1543452659.

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English