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People say using terms like "alt-right" or "white nationalist" just softens the group's real identity—and as they celebrate gains in power and influence through Donald Trump's election, it's even more important the press and citizenry name them for they are.

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Otherseven some within the alt-right movementsay that just because many white supremacists support the alt-right, or make up some of their constituents, doesn't mean you can call every single member a white supremacist.

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Richard Spencer, the man who coined the original term "alt-right," is an openly avowed white supremacist who celebrated Trump's win at a D.C. conference this past weekend by railing against Jews and quoting Nazi propaganda in native German. 

When the guy who came up with your group name is a white supremacist, maybe it's fair to call your group a bunch of white supremacists.

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Others argue there are non-racist members of the alt-right, and so officially labeling them white supremacists would be inaccurate and unfair.

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Alt-right leaders bristle if you call them white supremacists.

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A developer just launched a new Chrome extension that replaces the term "alt-right" with "white supremacist." Many say tiptoeing around the reality of this group's identity and goals only makes the problem worse.

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Critics say the media is normalizing their ideology by calling them "alt-right."

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For those who argue racists make up a fringe element of the alt-right, here's another prominent alt-right leader expounding at length on the inferiority of Black people. 

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