The dark history of the “Great Replacement”: Tucker Carlson’s racist fantasy has deep roots | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson | The New Zealand flag is seen on the wall at the Botanic Gardens on March 18, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 50 people are confirmed dead, with with 36 injured still in hospital following shooting attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, 15 March. (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

It’s worth looking back at that episode now for several reasons. First, Carlson has again been pushing “Great Replacement” discourse more recently, this time by attacking the idea of bringing Afghan refugees to the U.S. in the wake of the Taliban’s lightning conquest of that country. Second, because Fox News’ defense of Carlson has only supported the spread of this racist conspiracy theory. Third, because that theory has a bloody record of inspiring mass murder — not incidentally, but as a logical consequence of its central argument.

Source: The dark history of the “Great Replacement”: Tucker Carlson’s racist fantasy has deep roots | Salon.com

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