This paper is dedicated to investigating our research question: which identity challenges individuals face, when exiting a right radical group and how these exit processes can be improved?
Our investigation will exemplified centering the Ku Klux Klan as a right-wing group and therefore our case in this paper.
To answer our research question we take base in two casestudies, which is obtained through qualitative interviews with Jvonne Hubbard and TM Garret, who both have experienced exit from a right-wing environment. We analyze and discuss throughout our paper. Our paraphernalia to analyse our casestudies are Harrés and Langenhoves positioning theory, Richard Jenkins social identity, Tore Bjørgos EXIT-process and Rory McVeighs right-wing theory. With the above standing theories we analyse our informants childhood, their identity development and how their development have been affected by their personal associations with Ku Klux Klan. By doing so we get an insight on their personal EXIT-process and which complication that followed. Based on our analysis we discuss different responsibilities regarding exit-processes and how we improve the processes the best way possible. Based on all mentioned above we conclude that a initiative will be required that educate societies representatives as well as informing the general society, who may otherwise help stigmatize juvenile rabid behavior and refers youths towards right-wing groups. This initiative and de-stigmatization cannot succeed over a short period of time, but it's something society must strive for throughout its development and in the selection of representatives.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 maj 2019|
|Vejledere||Ditte Stilling Borchorst|
- ku klux klan