Violence and venom: This is not the Charlottesville I know

Published August 12, 2017


An article in USA Today about Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters and a car slammed into a crowd of peaceful protesters, killing one and injuring nearly 20 others, interviews Carole Emberton, associate professor of history, who said white nationalists view universities as a “symbolism for liberalism,” so they have become targets. “But I do think it is important to point out this can happen all over the country these days,” she said. “All of this rhetoric, very hateful rhetoric: White supremacists are emboldened and are more vocal and aggressive now.” The article appeared in news outlets that include the Arizona Republic, Detroit Free Press, Indianapolis Star and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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