Two Cousins, One Antifa And One Militia, Form Unlikely Bond : Consider This from NPR Two distant cousins connect online, only to learn that one is a militant leftist and the other is in a right-wing militia. Their story shows the complexities of a timely question: Who's an extremist?

NPR's Hannah Allam followed both men for weeks, charting the growth of their relationship and revealing the moment they met in-person for the first time. NPR is withholding their last name, which the two men share, for security reasons.

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One's Antifa. One's In A Militia. How An Ancestry Match Led To An Unlikely Bond

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One's Antifa. One's In A Militia. How An Ancestry Match Led To An Unlikely Bond

One's Antifa. One's In A Militia. How An Ancestry Match Led To An Unlikely Bond

One's Antifa. One's In A Militia. How An Ancestry Match Led To An Unlikely Bond

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Distant cousins Cody (left) and Andrew meet in Washington, D.C. Cody is a member of a Three Percenter-affiliated militia group, and Andrew is an organizer with Black Lives Matter activists. The two connected on Facebook and have gotten to know each other while researching their ancestry. Hannah Allam/NPR hide caption

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Distant cousins Cody (left) and Andrew meet in Washington, D.C. Cody is a member of a Three Percenter-affiliated militia group, and Andrew is an organizer with Black Lives Matter activists. The two connected on Facebook and have gotten to know each other while researching their ancestry.

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Two distant cousins connect online, only to learn that one is a militant leftist and the other is in a right-wing militia. Their story shows the complexities of a timely question: Who's an extremist?

NPR's Hannah Allam followed both men for weeks, charting the growth of their relationship and revealing the moment they met in-person for the first time. NPR is withholding their last name, which the two men share, for security reasons.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Walter Ray Watson, and Brianna Scott. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Andrew Sussman and Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.