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A.C. Thompson: The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.

The failure to deal with the radicalization within the ranks of the military has unleashed people who are highly trained in how to kill.

February 3, 2021 · 2 Comments

Liz Theoharis: The Nation Must Have the Moral Courage To Carry on the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Many have claimed that those rioters (and the president’s infamous “base” more generally) were all, in essence, poor, working-class white people. In reality, however, among those who have led such racist attacks are business leaders, executives, and multimillionaires.

January 19, 2021 · 3 Comments

Kazu Haga: Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters

The civil rights movement was led largely by leaders who believed in nonviolence as a moral imperative. It was not only the most effective thing, but also the right thing.

February 28, 2020 · 4 Comments

Fred Everett Maus: Recent Days in Charlottesville

It has been one month since the events of August 11-12. This morning, University of Virginia students in first-year dorms wake up to find anti-Muslim pamphlets. In the afternoon, an … Continue reading

November 1, 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

Jon Queally: White Supremacists demonstrate at U. of Virginia. Deadly violence ensues.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Saturday as far-right groups and counter-protesters clashed on the streets of Charlottesville. A vehicle plowed through a crowd of peaceful protesters in … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Memo in the form of a sonnet to the white supremacist who referred to my wife as a breeding vessel for the Hispanic invasion

Despite my name being Jose I am not Hispanic but Filipino, which means that as far as you’re concerned my white wife is not a breeding vessel for the Hispanic … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

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