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“I was tired of being afraid of people like this,” says filmmaker behind neo-Nazi documentary

Aug 10, 2018

The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, which was at the center of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally.
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One year after the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, another white nationalist rally will be held this weekend in Washington D.C.

Filmmaker Deeyah Khan was at the Charlottesville rally and walked with the white nationalists. She was embedded with the National Socialist Movement – neo-Nazis – while filming portions of her documentary, White Right: Meeting the Enemy, which is now available on Netflix.

Kahn joined Stateside today to talk about the persistence of racism in the United States and the importance of fighting it in different ways.

“When I was growing up, I was always told: look, you just need to give this time, and eventually this problem will disappear," she said. "And the reality is, is that it’s not going anywhere.”

Listen above to hear Khan describe her Detroit meeting with Jeff Schoep, leader of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), and her experience at the rally with NSM.

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