Charlottesville is America: the myth of the white supremacist tidal wave

The Inner Circle

Originally published: Black Agenda Repost by Danny Haiphong (August 25, 2017)


Structural racism is the root of all racist ideas and warrants just as much, if not more, attention than the gathering of white nationalists

One death and many more injured later, the “Unite the Right Rally” to protest the removal of General Robert E. Lee’s statue became firmly planted in popular consciousness well after the band of white nationalists dispersed. Conversation regarding the significance of the demonstration has continued over a week after the incident. The demonstration comprised of hundreds of white nationalists from a number of organizations, all assembled to defend white power. Their opponents, which consisted of everyone from anarchists and communists, confronted the white nationalist mob head on. And like a tidal wave, the media narrative that a white supremacist takeover is flooding the shores of the US has many watching the scene from afar wondering…

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