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Peter Cvjetanovic along with neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia on \ in Charlottesville, Va. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

A year after Charlottesville, white nationalist views creep into politics

By News & Current Affairs

The far right movement may seem all but dead, but a crop of political candidates are introducing ideas into the mainstream. Vegas Tenold, The Guardian — No one would argue that the last year hasn’t been a rough one for the white nationalist movement in America. In fact, a not insignificant number of column inches has been written about how the movement is all but dead. The leader of the…

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Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement’s messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party - Stephanie Keith / Reuters

The White Nationalists Are Winning

By Commentaries/Opinions

Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement’s messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party. By Adam Serwer, The Atlantic — The year since the white-supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been difficult for the rogues gallery of Nazis and pseudo-Nazis who championed it. Jason Kessler, one of the organizers, was practically run out of town and faces…

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Nikuyah Walker: ‘You have to be an active participant in a true democracy.’ Photograph: Pat Jarrett for the Guardian

Charlottesville’s first black female mayor: ‘We’re not a post-racial nation’

By News & Current Affairs

A year after white supremacists marched through the liberal city, Nikuyah Walker says the left needs less talk and more action. Interview by Lois Beckett, The Guardian — A year ago, white supremacist groups marched with torches through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. The city reacted by electing its first black female mayor, Nikuyah Walker, 38, a fierce critic of how city officials had handled last year’s far-right protests. An independent, Walker…

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