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The Snake: Trump's White Genocide Parable


Alexander Hinton

Rutgers University, US
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Alexander Hinton is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University.
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From start to finish, Donald Trump’s campaign speeches featured a xenophobic parable, "The Snake." The message of "The Snake" is clear: it is a story warning of the dangers of immigration, the threat of white genocide, and the need for a hypermasculine response. Trump use of such language also demonstrated how readily a wide range of such groups could be mobilized around a white nationalist message that emphasized such white genocide fears and deep state conspiracy.
How to Cite: Hinton, A., 2021. The Snake: Trump's White Genocide Parable. Journal of Perpetrator Research, 4(1). DOI:
Published on 19 Dec 2021.


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