Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Southern Poverty Law Center: Hate Map

Each year since 1990, the SPLC has published an annual census of hate groups operating within the United States. The number is a barometer, albeit only one, of the level of hate activity in the country.

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Home Sorrow and the Million Ways We Make It Through the World

That weekend was one of those that reminded us of what we love about living in the northern Shenandoah Valley—namely, events like the performance in Castleton, Virginia, some twenty-five miles … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rahima Nasa: Four Men Arrested Over Unrest During 2017 “Unite the Right” Rally in Charlottesville

The four are members or associates of the Rise Above Movement, a white supremacist group based in Southern California, prosecutors say. . . Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced they had … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

James E. Hawdon: Over the years, Americans have become increasingly exposed to extremism

Extremism has always been with us, but the internet has allowed ideas that advocate hate and violence to reach more and more people. Whether it’s the deadly “Unite the Right” … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries: Charlottesville Was Not a “Protest Turned Violent,” It Was a Planned Race Riot

Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are? In July of last year, after The New York Post ran … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

Mike Schneider: Salem Hill Hymn Sing

“The Angel of Death is abroad in the land, only you can’t always hear the flutter of its wings.” — Winston Churchill, 1944 A screaming comes across the sky like … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Video: “Strange Fruit” sung by Billie Holiday

. Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

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