Hatred, Bigotry and Violence: What About Racism?

Yesterday’s events in¬†Charlottesville, Virginia serve as a chilling reminder of our nation’s troubled past, and present. Many of us would like to think that the racism, hate, ignorance, and terror that we saw yesterday should be confined to history books and lecture, but instead, as if the images were ripped from those very same history books, we saw enormous crowds marching with torches ablaze, in what became nothing short of a shameful and violent riot. It cannot be said clearly enough: The actions and words of these white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and whatever other title or ideology of hate that engaged in yesterdays events are despicable, ¬†reprehensible, deplorable, and should be viewed as nothing less than among the most putrid and vile filth of humanity.

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