The Rise of White identity Politics – CNN

Conservatives complain about ‘identity politics.’ But the most politically influential form of identity politics is arguably white identity politics. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon traces its origins from the blatant racism of the KKK to the more subliminal form of anxiety in Birtherism and nativist anti-immigrant politics. CNN’s Sara Sidner and Elle Reeve join Avlon to discuss how this anxiety is expressed today in this first of a two-part look at White identity politics.

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