I’m not saying that the University of Virginia will be cursed forever because of what happened last year in Charlottesville.
Editor’s note: Once a month, the National Interest column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for black youths.
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll done in collaboration with the University of Virginia Center for Politics has found that while respondents by and large reject white supremacists and neo-Nazis, many share the same racial beliefs to which these vilified groups subscribe.
The comforts in considering the white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., to be fringe are obvious. For white people, speaking of them and their views as if they’re unique and anomalous allows them (the “good” white people) to distinguish themselves from these racists, while also minimizing their ubiquity and…
If you’re like me, you’ve been glued to the television for much of this morning watching the events unfold in Charlottesville, Va., as white nationalists descended into the city for a Unite the Right rally in protest of an earlier City Council decision to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.