High profile shootings and the rise of the alternative right (“alt right”) in the past decade have shown what autistic activists have known for a long time: in your community, autistic people are increasingly targeted by fascists. We are targeted with violence against us and autistic people, especially youth, are targeted for recruitment in fascist organizations. While autism is almost never named directly, autistic people are often invoked by discussions about the alternative right.
When researchers are asked about autistic involvement in the alt right, they often resort to stereotyping and blaming an autistic pathology for the existence of autistic fascists. This type of stereotyping is baseless, unscientific, and comes from a perspective that does not consult the autistic people ourselves. These answers also fail to fully consider the role of ableism and eugenics in white nationalist ideologies and online anti-autistic hate speech by these white nationalists, both autistic and non-autistic.
Autism Against Fascism is here to set the record straight by studying, identifying, and exposing these fascist creeps recruiting autistic people into these anti-autistic, white supremacist groups. Autism Against Fascism is entirely volunteer and autistic run.
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