Charlottesville exposed an inconvenient truth about multiculturalism. It is a lie. A country has only one culture, and while it may be orchestrated by a minority made up of oligarchs, it is expressed by the majority of the population.
Multiculturalism is seen by communities of color as a path to acceptance by the majority; a mechanism of inclusion. What minorities give up, especially people of African descent in America who call themselves black, is the exploration of their own histories as underpinnings for their own culture. Such an exploration may lead to abandoning the multicultural path and becoming a people going their own way.
For white nationalists, their reading of their history has lead to them to conclude that they prefer go their own way, away from the narratives and presence of ethnic minorities. They wish to be left alone in their own narrative, a narrative that doesn’t include anyone else.
I expect that they will fulfill or further actualize their perception. For all the attempts by the elite left to paint white nationalists as poor and ignorant, they likely have more capital and access to resources than most minorities and I expect them over the next 20 years to wield their advantages with more savvy and precision.
They don’t want to accept alternative cultures and in a couple decades, they won’t have to….