Following up her highly praised study of the women in the 1920s Ku Klux Klan, Blee discovers that many of today's racist women combine dangerous racist and anti-Semitic agendas with otherwise mainstream lives. The only national sample of a broad spectrum of racist activists and the only major work on women racists, this important book also sheds light on how gender relationships shape participation in the movement as a whole.
Kathleen M. Blee is Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s (California, 1991), editor of No Middle Ground: Women and Radical Protest (1998), coauthor of The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia (2000), and coeditor of Feminism and Antiracism: International Struggles for Justice (2001).
"An important contribution to our understanding of hate in America."—Morris Dees, Founder and President, Southern Poverty Law Center
"[An] innovative and superb probe into organized racism. [Blee's] findings are both significant and alarming. These women do not fit the common stereotypes. Their backgrounds are more normal than we may want to believe."—William Brustein, author of The Logic of Evil