Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 12-4-2019

Faculty Advisor(s)

Ann Gordon


White Supremacist groups in the U.S. are more of a problem than one may think. The recent rise in membership and number of groups poses a threat to national security and the well-being of those residing in the country. This fact is as scary as the harm they have physically caused racial and religious minorities, but yet, not much is being done about their existence or their acts of hatred. Previous literature on the topic has given insight to the rise of these groups and their motivation along with perspectives on what it is like to be someone targeted by these groups and the toll it takes on their physical and mental well-being. Using the Chapman University Fears Survey, the level of fear of White Supremacist groups among some of the races and religions targeted by these groups, along with those who get their news from different outlets (like CNN or Fox News) will be analyzed in correlation with the rise of these groups in recent years.


Presented at the Fall 2019 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.