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'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:58:00 -0400

A scholar and a journalist offer context and analysis on the events in Charlottesville and the politics of white anger.



Trump Defends 'Beauty' Of Confederate Memorials

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:43:00 -0400

The tweets come after days of the president whipsawing back and forth on his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.



The Trickle-Up Theory Of White Nationalist Thought

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:02:00 -0400

Dressed up as academic reasoning, racist tropes pushed by white identity advocates become more palatable, allowing those ideas to move from the fringes of debate to the political mainstream.



Some Left-Wing Protesters Were Ready To Trade Blows In Charlottesville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:55:00 -0400

When neo-Nazis and white power activists streamed into Charlottesville, Va., they were met by crowds of angry counterprotesters. Some were from the group that calls itself Antifa.



GOP Response To Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

When President Trump equated the actions of white supremacists and protesters there was an outcry. Does the president's response to events in Charlottesville weaken Republicans' ability to govern?



For Black Activists, Charlottesville Is Part Of A Long History Of Racial Strife

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

The recent violence in Virginia has brought more attention to neo-Nazi groups. But black activists say they've been fighting white supremacy all along.



Did Charlottesville Violence Shift How White Supremacists Operate?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to University of Virginia assistant professor and presidential historian Nicole Hemmer about how white supremacists and hate groups identify themselves and act on their ideology.



Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Don't Call Out Trump

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:19:00 -0400

Vice President Pence did not criticize the president's about-face on who is to blame for violence in Charlottesville. Some GOP leaders have spoken up, but not all derided the president specifically.



After Charlottesville, A Doctor Reflects On Hateful Patients And His Own Biases

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:47:00 -0400

Medical professionals take pride in their commitment to care for all patients. But that pride doesn't shield them from the difficult ones.



'This Is Just The Beginning Of Heather's Legacy': Mourning And A Call To Action

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:43:00 -0400

Friends and family remembered the passion of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. "Carry Heather's spark," her mother told listeners and mourners. "Find a way to make a difference in the world."



How Charlottesville Looks From Berlin

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:18:00 -0400

An American in Germany writes about the very different way that nation preserves and remembers the shameful parts of its history.



University Of Florida Denies Richard Spencer Event, Citing 'Likelihood Of Violence'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:58:00 -0400

The school's president said Wednesday it supports free speech. But after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., he said the white nationalist's request to speak prompted "serious concerns for safety."



In Midst Of Racial Hatred, Van Jones Still Pushes Love

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:09:00 -0400

Roc Nation's latest signee delivers hard rap about black America's moral obligation in the era of President Trump.



Mourners Honor Charlottesville Victim; States Debate Confederate Statues

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:01:00 -0400

Heather Heyer was killed when the driver of a car rammed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia city. Two people have filed a lawsuit against the car's driver and others.



Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues One Day After Voting On Issue

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:41:00 -0400

Workers removed four statues linked to the Confederacy, hauling away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court's Dred Scott opinion.