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Lana Lokteff

Lana Lokteff
Lana Lokteff on Virtue of the West.jpg
Lana Lokteff on Virtue of the West in 2017
Born
Lana Jennifer Lokteff

(1979-03-14) March 14, 1979 (age 40)
Oregon, United States[1]
NationalityAmerican
OccupationVlogger, YouTube personality
Spouse(s)Henrik Palmgren[2]

Lana Jennifer Lokteff (born March 14, 1979) is an American white nationalist and white supremacist[3] YouTube personality who is part of the alt-right movement. She is the host of Radio 3Fourteen.[4][5]

Early life and education

Lokteff was born in Oregon and is of Russian descent.[2] She identifies as a pagan.[6] She attended Portland State University, and later worked in music production.

Career

In 2011 she married Henrik Palmgren, the Swedish host of web media company Red Ice.[1] According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Red Ice started in 2003 covering the paranormal and conspiracy theories before shifting to white nationalism and antisemitism. Lokteff and Palmgren have been jointly cited as an influential introduction to white nationalism by members of the far right.[7] Red Ice shifted around 2014 in response to what the couple perceived as "anti-white sentiment" coinciding with the Black Lives Matter movement.[2]

Lokteff has denied the Holocaust and the Native American genocide. She has publicized the work of revisionist historians such as David Cole and Mark Weber.[8]

Following the election of Donald Trump in 2016, Lokteff has attempted to increase the number of white women involved in the predominately male-dominated alt-right movement,[1] advocating for them to play a supporting role to men.[4][9] Lokteff opposes feminism, claiming that it has made life more difficult for men and that feminism's goals of equality have already been achieved.[1] She has also criticized some of the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.[10] New York magazine describes her as a "looks-obsessed eugenicist", quoting her as saying "The alt-right is a very attractive, very sexy bunch ... Matches are being made left and right of beautiful, intelligent couples. It's a eugenic process."[11]

She has been frequently trolled and threatened by members of the alt-right.[1][2]

In 2018, Lokteff was a guest on the podcast of a Florida schoolteacher who used the pseudonym Tiana Dalichov.[12][13] She used the podcast to encourage white nationalists to become schoolteachers to influence children.[14]

In October 2019, Red Ice TV's YouTube channel was banned by YouTube for hate speech violations. The Channel had about 330,000 subscribers. Lokteff and Red Ice promoted a backup channel in an attempt to circumvent the ban.[15][16] A week later, the backup channel was also removed by YouTube.[17][18]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Darby, Seyward (September 2017). "The Rise of the Valkyries". Harper's Magazine. p. 8. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Bowman, Emma; Stewart, Ian (August 8, 2017). "The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'". NPR. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Citations for "white supremacist": Lokteff rejects the term:
  4. ^ a b Hemmer, Nichole (September 18, 2017). "The women fighting for white male supremacy". Vox. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Staff (ndg) "From Alt-right to Alt-lite: Naming the Hate" Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved: May 7, 2018
  6. ^ Darby, Seyward (September 2017). "The Rise of the Valkyries". Harper's Magazine. p. 4. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Staff (April 19, 2018). "McInnes, Molyneux, and 4chan: Investigating pathways to the alt-right". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Posner, Sarah (November 28, 2016). "'Radically Mainstream': Why the Alt-Right Is Celebrating Trump's Win". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 7, 2018. For me," says Lokteff … "It's like, this many Jews didn't die, alright?
  9. ^ Miller, Sam (April 2017). "Lipstick Fascism". Jacobin. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Peled, Shachar (November 5, 2017). "Ladies' Night at the Alt-right: Meet the Women Trying to Soften the White Nationalist Movement". Haaretz. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Read, Max; van Zuylen-Wood, Simon (May 1–14, 2017). "Beyond Alt". New York magazine.
  12. ^ Palmer, Ewan (March 5, 2018). "Florida school teacher accused of hosting white nationalist podcast under false name". Newsweek. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  13. ^ Wootson Jr, Cleve R. (March 5, 2018). "A middle school teacher led a double life as a white nationalist podcaster". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  14. ^ Palmer, Ewan (April 3, 2018). "Florida Teacher Who Hosted Far-Right Podcast Encouraging White Nationalists To Infiltrate Schools Resigns". Newsweek.
  15. ^ Ramirez, Nikki McCann (October 18, 2019). "White nationalist Red Ice TV is promoting a backup channel to skirt its YouTube ban". Media Matters for America. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  16. ^ Gais, Hannah (October 21, 2019). "YouTube Takes Down Red Ice's Main Channel". HateWatch. Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  17. ^ Gias, Hannah (October 23, 2019). "YouTube Yanks Second Red Ice Channel". HateWatch. Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  18. ^ Katzowitz, Josh (October 24, 2019). "Red Ice, a popular white supremacist YouTube channel, has been shut down". The Daily Dot. Retrieved November 25, 2019.

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