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Anti-fascist heroines then and now

The history of resistance to fascism is worth recalling at this critical moment in U.S. politics, and also at this time of the Jewish High Holy Days, Rosh Hashana and …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Charlottesville didn’t spring from nowhere

How many Hillary Clinton voters do you really think were out there rallying for racism? Indeed, whose name did those bigots chant?


Mother of slain protester says she won’t talk to Trump

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Friday that she won’t talk to President Donald Trump because of comments …


Goodman: Tear down white supremacy symbols

Two of Stonewall Jackson’s great-great-grandsons sent a letter to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and that city’s Monument Avenue Commission, encouraging the removal of their famous forebear’s statue.


The day 30,000 white supremacists in KKK robes marched in the nation’s capital

The Ku Klux Klan was at the height of its popularity when more than 30,000 members – racists and anti-Semites marching 22 abreast and 14 rows deep – paraded down …


Nation can only weep at Trump’s response

We don’t find it difficult to distinguish between a monument to George Washington, say, and statues to Confederate generals that were erected in the 20th century with the goal of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Grandfather: Woman killed at rally ‘always wanted fairness’

Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

Trump names hate groups, denouncing Charlottesville violence

Under relentless pressure, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned “repugnant” hate groups and declared that “racism is evil” in a far more forceful statement than he’d made earlier …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

Family, friends mourn 3 dead in Virginia rally violence

The mother of the woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia said she doesn’t want people to be angry …