Interview Episode: The Hate Next Door with Matson & Tawni Browning
Special Guest: Matt & Tawni Browning
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Matson Browning is a law enforcement officer who, along with his wife Tawni, spent years undercover infiltrating various hate groups to research and report on the rise of hate crimes and white supremacy in the United States. Together they wrote the book The Hate Next Door: Undercover Within the New Face of White Supremacy, which was published in July 2023.
What others dismissed as fringe groups, Matson quickly recognised as large and interconnected organisations permeating every facet of American society, effectively spreading their dangerous and repugnant rhetoric at unprecedented speeds. Now, with the violent polarisation in our communities and an increase in hate crimes, the threat posed by these toxic organisations feels as acute as ever.
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Matt & Tawni Browning — Matson and Tawni's website
The Hate Next Door: Undercover Within the New Face of White Supremacy — by Matson & Tawni Browning, Sourcebooks, 2023