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Reader: Call them what they are



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I recommend the media refrain from the use of "alt-right" when reporting on right-wing rallies. In fact, we should all stop calling hate-mongers the "alt-right."

The term "alt-right" is nothing more than a sanitized euphemism for hate-mongering groups like white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis and other such groups who feel that white people are disadvantaged and view other religious and ethnic groups as subhuman.

"Alt-right" is nothing more than a public-relations device to make its supporters' actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience. Let's just call these hate-mongers what they are: a right-wing hate movement made up of racists, bigots and anti-Semites.

— Ralph E. Stone, San Francisco

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