Over half of the insurrectionists arrested for breaking into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 were business owners, doctors, lawyers and other white-collar workers. They came mostly from urban centers. These are two of the many significant findings from political scientist Dr. Robert Pape and his research team at the University of Chicago, who have spent the past year studying the insurrectionists.
"We're so used to thinking of extremists as being on the fringe–part of fringe militia groups or religious sects. What's striking about the insurrectionist sentiments in the U.S. today is that they are mainstream."
Gloria speaks with Dr. Pape about the role of religion within the insurrectionist movement and how faith leaders can challenge prevalent insurrectionist sentiments in local communities.
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