The Great Replacement Theory and White Extremism in the Immigration Debate, explained

In recent weeks, numerous public figures on the far right have echoed or supported the “Great Replacement” theory — a dangerous ideology rooted in racism and fear, also referred to as “white replacement theory” or simply “replacement theory” — and it has started to gain broader attention.

But what exactly is the “Great Replacement” theory? Where did it come from and how is it being used today? What are the implications of its growing popularity? And how can we push back against its spread? This resource page has everything you need to push back against this harmful and dangerous rhetoric.

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Read and download our full explainer on the theory’s origins, its presence in the immigration debate, and how we can combat it:

The Great Replacement Theory, Explained

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Watch our panel from Leading the Way 2021 delving into this topic, featuring Elizabeth Neumann, David French, and Peter Wehner:

A Moment of Truth: Combating Extremism and Nativism.

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Listen to our podcast episode on this topic featuring pastor and author Alan Cross:

What is the ‘Great Replacement’ Theory and How Can We Push Back Against it?

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View and share our infographic on how you can combat the spread of misinformation about immigrants and immigration:

Infographic: How Can I Help Combat Misinformation about Immigrants and Immigration?

Other links:

The Racist Underbelly of MAGA Restrictionists by Linda Chavez

Christians, Too, Must Oppose ‘Great Replacement Theory’ by Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz and Alan Cross

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