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Why White Supremacist Women Become Disillusioned, and Why They Leave

NCJ Number
Sociological Quarterly Dated: 2019
Date Published
12 pages
This study examined the relationship between becoming disillusioned with racist ideas and/or groups and the decision to leave organized white supremacism, with a focus on a classical sociological puzzle about the indeterminate ways that beliefs and actions inform each other.

Drawing on a unique dataset from in-depth interviews with former members of U.S. white supremacist groups, the study examined disillusionment and exit in a volatile social world in which both beliefs and actions often change abruptly. (publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2019