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The White Man Marches On:Examining the Effects of State-Level Indicators on White Supremacist Groups, 1997-2006
Durso, Rachel Marie

2009, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, Sociology.
Previous studies of the white supremacist movement have focused mainly on qualitative research that examines symbolism, ideology, and individual agency. Few studies have analyzed the movement quantitatively or assessed the effect of social arrangements on this activism. I propose that when disruptive structural changes occur, they will be considered threatening to working-class whites, the demographic group that comprises the membership of most white supremacist groups. Thus, I predict that when threatened, particularly in economic and political arenas, white supremacist groups are more likely to become active to address those threats. In order to test these hypotheses, this study uses zero-inflated Poisson regression to analyze how white supremacist groups respond to structural threats. I measure the number of hate groups defined by activity in each state and regress this measure on variables that capture demographic, political, and economic threats.
David Jacobs (Advisor)
Richard Lundman (Committee Member)
Andrew Martin (Committee Member)
48 p.

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Durso, Rachel. "The White Man Marches On:Examining the Effects of State-Level Indicators on White Supremacist Groups, 1997-2006." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2009. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 23 May 2015.

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