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Inside The Mind Of A White Separatist In The United States

“We’re just normal people…I just feel I’m safer with my own kind.”

That’s what Deborah Henderson had to say when recently interviewed by The New York Times about her partner’s efforts to establish a whites-only town in the United States.

In 2013, Kynan Dutton moved his family to Leith, North Dakota with one goal: transforming the tiny town into an all-white enclave.

Times producers Micheal Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker visited Dutton to enter the headspace of a modern white separatist who “risked it all” to achieve his lilywhite vision. They present their troubling findings in a brief documentary, Separatist, featured above.

Video Of The Day: Syrian Refugee Opens Up About The Long Road To Get Away From War

“I want a good life for me and my man because in Syria, there’s no life.”

That’s what a young woman named Berivan said when describing why, in 2013, she fled conflict-ridden Syria for a better life elsewhere. While Berivan did manage to leave the civil war, she quickly found herself stuck in a new problem: trying to eke out a normal life in Bulgaria, one of the poorest countries in the European Union—and which received approximately 15,000 Syrian refugees in 2013, according to the United Nations.

The Eastern European country was ill-prepared to receive these populations, and is reported to have used violence and ant-immigrant rhetoric in an attempt to “manage” it. Today, Bulgaria is building a fence to keep migrants out.

Berivan, who in this video by Eileen Hofer returns to Bulgaria to recount her experience there, recalls at one point telling her mother that “It’s better to die in Syria than live in this camp.”

As more Syrians make their way west—and far right politicians in Western Europe echo similar rhetoric and posit similar “solutions” to their conservative Bulgarian counterparts—it is imperative that the refugees’ experiences in Bulgaria not be forgotten.

Berivan’s story is one such reminder.

Video Of The Day: Graffiti In 1970s NYC

Featured above, Norman Mailer’s 1976 short documentary, “Watching My Name Go By,” provides viewers with an inside look at New York City’s 1970s graffiti art scene. We are not only introduced to a few of the local artists, but the people who passionately opposed them and attempted to permanently wipe their work off the streets.

Mailer’s film does a beautiful job of reminding us that graffiti art was not only an outlet for rebellious street artists; it provided the kids with a “sense of identification” in a world where they felt voiceless.

These Men Risk Their Lives While Distributing Craft Beer

Due to volume restrictions, producing, transporting, distributing and selling craft beer in Venezuela is considered illegal. Join the Seeker Network as they follow the multiple risk-taking parties of the craft beer supply chain – and maybe appreciate your own microbrew a little more.

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