Many consider Utah safe from the kind of aggressive hate group activity often associated with the South, but that is not the case. Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox, assistant professor of Sociology at Arkansas State University whose research specializes in the rhetoric and logic of hate groups, explains why there has been an extreme increase in hate group activity and visibility in the last eight years. Author of God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right (University of Kansas Press), Barrett-Fox addresses the tactics of hate groups, how they function here in Utah and how we can more effectively discourage their efforts in the Beehive state.
Interviewer: Ashley Szanter
Guest: Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox, assistant professor of Sociology at Arkansas State University
Sound Recording/Editing: Andrea Kile Peterson
Production: Salt Lake magazine
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