Merriam-Webster dictionary has two main categories for "Nationalism" https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nationalist Definition of nationalist 1: an advocate of or believer in nationalism 2: a member of a political party or group advocating national independence or strong national government Nationalism being a sub category: Definition of nationalism 1: loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially : a sense of national consciousness (see consciousness 1c) exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranationalgroups Intense nationalism was one of the causes of the war. 2: a nationalist movement or government opposing nationalisms Now, there are other racist sub forms of nationalism such as the KKK, NAZI's, communism and other white supremacist groups. But most of the groups originated from Nazi Germany and the Soviet bloc, not the US. Also patriotism: Definition of patriotism : love for or devotion to one's country Communists, dictatorships, racial purity and extreme forms of religious beliefs can be extreme forms Fascism and racism. My question is though, can people be for National pride and patriotism, without the fear of being labeled a racist and a fascist in today's America?