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Robert E. Lee Descendant “Unequivocally” Stands By His VMA Speech Against White Supremacy

Robert Wright Lee IV, the great-great-great-great-nephew of General Lee, steps down from his church after speaking out against white supremacy at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Joe Biden’s Op-Ed On Trump’s Support of White Supremacists: “We Have to Do What He Will Not”

"We have an American president who has emboldened white supremacists with messages of comfort and support," says Biden, denouncing Trump's horrid response to the hate rally and pardon of Joe Arpaio.

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A 10-Day March Against White Supremacy, From Charlottesville to D.C., Begins Tomorrow

A wide-ranging coalition has announced their plans for The March to Confront White Supremacy, a 10-day, 112-mile march from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington, D.C.

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Things We Saw Today: Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee Statue Covered in Black to Symbolize Mourning for Heather Heyer

While the removal of the Lee statue in Emancipation Park (yeah, I know) is "on hold due to legal challenges," this symbolic gesture was met with cheers.

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Heather Heyer’s Mom Has No Time or Patience for Trump’s False Condolences

A couple of days ago, we watched with heartbreak as Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville activist Heather Heyer, spoke at a memorial service for her daughter. She spoke to the fact that she wanted her daughter's death to count for something, and encouraged all of us not to let it have been in vain, but to fight injustice as her daughter no doubt would have continued to do. Bro is now putting that into practice.

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Everyone Needs to Watch Vice’s Disturbing Documentary From Charlottesville

If anyone can watch this documentary from the events in Charlottesville and still walk away talking about the sins of "both sides," we're in big trouble.

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The PCAH Mass Resignation Letter Is More Patriotic Than Anything Trump’s Ever Done

With Trump's inaction and lack of condemnation for the hate that drove the white nationalists in Charlottesville, they group issued the letter "[effective] immediately." “Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions,” it states.

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Crying Coward Neo-Nazi Used Transphobic Language Against Chelsea Manning

Videos of Christopher Cantwell crying and declaring himself "terrified" went viral, but when I watched it I couldn't find any satisfaction in mocking Cantwell's tough guy about-face, because of the vicious way he speaks about Chelsea Manning.

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ACLU of California Condemns White Supremacy and ACLU National’s Attempts to Defend It

The ACLU's California chapters have officially broken ranks from the rest of the ACLU National organization, announcing in a statement that they condemn groups who hide behind the First Amendment as an excuse to incite or engage in violence.

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Even the Descendants of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Don’t Want These Racist Monuments

The great-great-grandsons of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson published an open letter addressed to Richmond Mayer Levar Stoney and members of the Monument Avenue Commission on Slate titled "The Monuments Must Go." 

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Samantha Bee Draws Attention to Extremist-Intervention Group That Lost Federal Funding Under Trump

Life After Hate, “the only organization dedicated to bringing people out of the white supremacist movement," lost federal funding they were promised during the Obama administration under Trump.

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At Heather Heyer’s Charlottesville Memorial, Her Mother Reminds Us Of the Important Work She Died Doing

A memorial for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman tragically killed by a white supremacist who drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, was held today in Charlottesville, VA. You can watch the entire service above. 

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Charlottesville Synagogue President Recounts What Happened as Nazi Rally Marched By

Alan Zimmerman, president of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, described what happened as an assemblage of Nazis and white supremacists marched past their synagogue.

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Our Favorite 12-Year-Old Cartoonist Had the Perfect Response to Trump and Charlottesville

While I find myself in heated arguments with many adults about the events in Charlottesville, my favorite take on the matter was created by a brilliant pre-teen. Out of the mouth (and pen) of babes comes wisdom and truth.

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UVA Alumnus Sasheer Zamata Reflects on Charlottesville: “The Confederacy Didn’t Win and Neither Will They”

In an Instagram slide show, Zamata writes both fondly and candidly about her years at UVA.

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Late Night Hosts Show Trump How Easy It Is to Rebuke Charlottesville Nazis and Terrorism

"I've seen angrier Yelp reviews!"

Last night, all the late night talk show hosts tackled the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Yes, even Jimmy Fallon.

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Things We Saw Today: When You’re Ready, Here’s the Final Orphan Black Blooper Reel

Here's a little something that'll brighten up your now Orphan Black-less days.

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John Oliver, Kentucky, and 1947 Agree: There’s Only One Side to Be on When It Comes to Nazis

"Nazis are a lot like cats. If they like you, it's probably because you're feeding them."

The racism of the white supremacists in Charlottesville isn't new, but neither is the desire to push back against it. There are two sides, but only one if you are someone who cares about being an actual human being. Choose wisely.

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Heather Heyer is the Hero Who Was Killed by a White Supremacist in Charlottesville Yesterday

Heather D. Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal whose friends described her as a passionate advocate for justice, has been identified as the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday.

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Torch-Wielding Racists Descended on Charlottesville, Virginia Last Night

Last night, torch-wielding racists and hate groups descended on Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the lead-up to a Unite the Right rally. It looked a hell of a lot like a KKK rally.

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