Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual hate crime report, reporting that the number of hate crimes committed in 2017 was 17 percent higher than the previous year. Although the FBI’s report does not offer any explanation for this increase, the role of white nationalism is apparent, especially when considering the victims (mostly black and Jewish) and the perpetrators (mostly white and Christian).
As appalling as the FBI report is, it’s also quite intangible—a mere compilation of statistics. The most lasting and profound insights into white nationalism can be gleaned from those who’ve experienced its grip firsthand. To that end, Jvonne Hubbard’s memoir, White Sheets to Brown Babies, released earlier this year, is a harrowing and invaluable resource…..