On Jun 17, 2015, the white nationalist Web site Stormfront experienced a big surge in traffic. That, of course, was the date of the horrific murder of nine African-Americans at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, allegedly by Dylann Roof, a young white male who was a follower of white nationalist Web sites. This drew widespread attention to Stormfront, reportedly the largest white nationalist Web site, and to at least two other sites that had associations to Roof: Daily Stormer and the Council of Conservative Citizens. This sudden notice is a double-edged sword for the white nationalist Web sites. It may spread word of the cause, and because these sites depend on member contributions, publicity is valuable. The ideological and historical foundation is white supremacy, or more specifically, the supremacy of the Western and Northern European peoples and their descendants around the world. The sites are quite overt and unapologetic about this, regarding it as the natural order of things.
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