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Charlottesville ushers in a new kind of race war — white versus white

August 19, 2017 aurorax 0

The past week has been marked by a tumultuous stream of violence, protests, counter demonstrations, and presidential proclamations stemming from a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. While the uproar is sustained by the removal of Confederate monuments, that struggle is merely a facade covering the much more complicated reality. A fresh battle for […]

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I believed Confederate monuments could be teachable totems. I was wrong.

August 17, 2017 aurorax 0

I was wrong. I sincerely believed there existed a rational argument for keeping Confederate monuments bolted on their pedestals in Southern town squares. Of course, I understood that the statutes — such as the one memorializing General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia and at the center of last weekend’s deadly violence — represent a disgraceful and […]

Meet the clergy who stared down white supremacists in Charlottesville

August 16, 2017 aurorax 0

Asked what it was like to march through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, evangelical author and founder Lisa Sharon Harper was blunt. “It really felt like every step you take could be your last,” she said, later adding: “With each step, I just kept holding on to the call to love.” […]

Trump defends white supremacist rally, says it was really about protecting ‘very important’ statue

August 15, 2017 aurorax 0

At President Trump’s heated press conference Tuesday afternoon, he strongly defended statues and symbols representing the Confederacy. Insisting that not all of the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville this weekend were bad people, Trump explained that some “were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, Robert E. […]

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Following Charlottesville protests, a popular white supremacist site loses its domain

August 14, 2017 aurorax 0

The Daily Stormer, a popular neo-Nazi website, has less than 24 hours to find another domain provider after GoDaddy decided the site violated its terms of service for publishing an article that could “incite further violence.” GoDaddy’s decision came after the site published a slanderous article about the death of Heather Heyer, an anti-white supremacist protester who was […]