Disclaimer: When I say “White America,” “White People,” “Wypipo,” or white-anything, it goes without saying that I’m talking about the white folks who are engaged in whatever specific behavior I may be addressing at that time. In other words, “not all white people” is implied.

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If having a disclaimer at the beginning of an article isn’t a great example of white America needing to chill the hell out, I don’t know what is. White men, in particular, have gone off the rails over the last decade. As discontent over growing diversity in the United States continues to spread, more white folks are seeing the political world through the lens of racial identity for the first time. …


White America’s refusal to acknowledge the very real threat of domestic terrorism is what led us to where we are today

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Image courtesy of Tyler Merbler (CC BY 2.0)

According to the USA Patriot Act passed in response to 9/11 in 2001, domestic terrorism is defined as “activities that (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the U.S. or of any state; (B) appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C)occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.”

Despite identifying what domestic terrorism is, the government cannot file charges of domestic terrorism because no such law exists. The definition in The Patriot Act simply allows the government to investigate an individual and any group they might be affiliated with. However, the government can charge a suspect with international terrorism if the act was conducted on behalf of international groups such as radical Islamists as defined by the State Department. …


The United States appears to be headed to one of the darkest times in modern history

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Photo by Louis Velazquez on Unsplash

As mainstream media pats themselves on the back while taking credit for the hard work of journalists and activists who for years tracked white nationalists, many are now wondering if the American people will be briefed on the imminent threat of White domestic terrorism. After many Americans were introduced to far-right extremism via the social media app Parler, the present threat of domestic terrorism has been validated as the critical issue we’ve been saying it was.

With Parler temporarily taken down, breached, and user’s personal information exposed, most Americans who found their way to the social media app for hate are feeling deprived of what they thought to be the home for white nationalism. What those Americans didn’t know is Parler is just the latest hangout for racists and bigots. Once discovered, most of White America treated it as a playground to mock far-right extremists. They set up accounts not to try to infiltrate and understand what hate groups were up to, but so they can screenshot posts, share them with their friends, and have a laugh. Cool story, bro. But that shit isn’t funny to those who are targeted. …


Corporate America capitalized on the largest civil rights movement in a half-century while policymakers have gone silent.

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Photo by Duncan Shaffer on Unsplash

We see it everywhere. The ‘’end racism” tagline in NFL endzones. Slogans on the backs of NBA player’s jerseys. Corporations using Black Lives Matter as an advertising catchphrase. All send positive messages but do nothing except create more wealth for stockholders. None produce tangible solutions to the white supremacy and colonialist classism that those very same corporations uphold. One thing is certain, it’s been good for them and no one else.

Similarly, White America jumped at the opportunity to pretend they’re standing up for racial justice using terms such as “racial reckoning” and “allyship” to show unity in what turned out to be “for a limited time only”. Looking back it’s clear that most White people were clout chasing for followers on their social media platforms. …


What the outcome teaches us and our enemies about vulnerabilities in our response to terrorist attacks within the U.S

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Screenshot of footage from a security camera released by Nashville police shows the moment a bomb exploded in Nashville on Christmas morning.

The terrorist attack in downtown Nashville exposed significant logistical impairments in the security of our infrastructure. The blast was effective in impeding emergency services from 911 to interagency communications up to 180 miles away. It disrupted the timely flow of critical information to the public by crippling Internet and communications services for residents while also shutting down the Metropolitan Nashville Airport and disrupting flights for more than a day.

In the face of a growing culture of domestic terrorism, it’s difficult to ignore that this was a home-grown terrorist attack. Most White folks, however, have simply shrugged it off as they often do when terrorists are White; something else that’s difficult to overlook. In addition, the broad public support for hate groups and extremists is reminiscent of the support for the hateful ideologies of the 20th century when the seeds of modern systemic racism were planted. …


As racial violence again begins to escalate, America must come to terms with the racial hate that exists across the country.

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The Antagonist Magazine exists to challenge mainstream thought on social issues in American society while standing in opposition to concepts that oppress marginalized groups — Arturo Dominguez, Founder

Our Approach

Welcome to The Antagonist Magazine!

My name is Arturo Dominguez and I created this space to be home for marginalized voices, their allies, and the issues faced by those groups. The idea behind this project is to be an outlet for those who haven’t been given an opportunity to speak their truth. …


White folks, both Liberal and Conservative, are proving their insensitivities towards communities of color

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Four men, perhaps farmers, make angry gestures while holding an axe, rifle, pitchfork and stick.
Photo courtesy of Robert Couse-Baker via Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Much has been discussed regarding who voted for whom in this past election. Talking heads at big media were intently focused on the Black vote or the Latino vote. If it wasn’t about the bump in Black support for Trump, it was about Cubans and Venezuelans in Miami or Puerto Ricans in Central Florida or the largely Mexican population in one county along the Texas/Mexico border.

What they always fail to discuss is how White voters still control our elections. White voters assert their dominance in America’s population in every single election. Communities of color are largely Liberal along with a good portion of White America. But if White people don’t address the insurgence among them, America will never see any change. I’m not saying conservatism is insurgent but it has largely drifted farther to the right embracing new levels of bigotry. …


There is nothing new about Rebekah Mercer’s support of far-right hate, yet Americans seem shocked by it.

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Grove City, Ohio — April 21, 2020 — Image courtesy of Paul Becker via Creative Commons

In April I discussed the funding behind many of the hate groups that organized and participated in anti-lockdown protests around the country. It came as no surprise to learn that the Mercer family played a large role in financing the groups that coordinated the events. The Mercers have a years-long history of financing far-right groups and media outlets because their family largely believes in the hateful ideologies of many of the hate groups in America.

“Robert Mercer invested heavily in Breitbart — the platform for the alt-right according to Steve Bannon. He and his daughter, Rebekah, are known to have used the outlet to push their own views and interests alongside those of bigoted and racist writers such as Milo Yiannapolous and so many others. Mercer also invested in Yiannapolous’ failed media venture “MILO” after he was expelled from Breitbart for defending pedophilia in an interview.” — from my article, The Hate Behind Anti-Lockdown Protests, published on April 23…


Whiteness and white culture are social constructs that uphold white supremacy.

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Image courtesy of Sharon & Nikki McCutcheon, Creative Commons License

As a Latino with olive-colored skin, and with Afro-Latinos making up a large portion of my family, I can’t identify as a White Latino as many others do. I simply cannot. Whiteness in America has never been welcoming of Latinos who express our Latinidad, our Latino-ness. Those of us who celebrate our culture unapologetically. To be welcomed into white spaces we must denounce our heritage and declare our whiteness as long as it aligns with America’s perception of whiteness — something many are unwilling to do.

Including me. And yes, I’m rather militant about it.

I was born in New Jersey and grew up on both sides of the Hudson River. My childhood was that of being surrounded by a culturally diverse population. To me, segregation and systemic racism seemed to no longer exist. That is, until my late teen years when we moved to Texas via Miami, Florida. It was then, that despite being called a spic many times prior to moving South, that I would realize just how bigoted America still was. …

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Anti-racist activist, essayist, and upcoming author; advocating for equality, justice, and accountability. Support my work at patreon.com/ExtremeArturo

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