In answering Ardern's global anti-racism call, don't let state actors slide

By: Joe Margulies,  in The Hill
Thu, 03/21/2019

In this opinion piece in The HillJoe Margulies, professor of law and government, reacts to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's global call to combat right-wing extremism.

"How do we answer this call? Thoughts and prayers are well and good, but what is the first step?" Margulies writes.

"The answer is to resist demonization in all its forms, wherever it occurs, whether public or private. A single ideology binds the individual extremist to the state that adopts extreme measures. It is the pernicious belief that their victims are monsters who will replace us unless we destroy them."

Read the entire piece.