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NY Daily News | 03.15.18

An unlikely group is fans of ‘Black Panther’ — white nationalists

Becca Lewis

Data & Society Researcher Becca Lewis explains how white supremacists have co-opted the narrative around Black Panther.

“‘They are embracing it in part because they know it is not expected, and they want to kind of trick people and they want to confuse people,’ Lewis told the Daily News. ‘At the same time, they are doing this manipulative rhetoric where they are trying to equate black identity politics with white identity politics, which erases any issues of power, colonialism and racism that actually are the basis for black identity politics.'”

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