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Flanked by Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists.

America, with Trump we're on our own

By Jen Psaki
The President has shown he lacks a moral compass on race. Lleadership is going to have to come from citizens in communities and not from the leader of the country, writes Jen Psaki.
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I learned the hard way how to stop hate

By Arno Michaelis
Arno Michaelis, a former recruiter for the white power movement, says that after his own awakening to tolerance, Charlottesville is a reminder of the cost of not having compassion.
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ESPN needs a lesson in racial awareness

By Jeff Pearlman
On Monday, ESPN hosted a fantasy football draft segment that was reminiscent of a pre-civil war slave auction, a display that lacked racial sensitivity and awareness, writes Jeff Pearlman
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14:  Hundreds of protesters gather outside of  Trump Tower along Fifth Avenue on August 14, 2017 in New York City. Security throughout the area is high as President Donald Trump is expected to arrive at his residency in the tower later tonight, his first visit back to his apartment since the inauguration. Numerous protests and extensive road closures are planned for the area.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What threatens Trump's fragile masculinity

By Kate Maltby
Based on Trump's conception of masculinity, it is easier to pick on a weak dictator like Kim Jong Un in North Korea than to address the very real and present danger posed by white fascism in the US, writes Kate Maltby
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010.

President Trump, Joe Arpaio is not above the law

By Raul A. Reyes
Trump is reportedly mulling a disastrous course of action: pardoning the Maricopa County sheriff found guilty of criminal contempt after years of violating human and civil rights of immigrants, writes Raul Reyes.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin gives a speech from the back of a vehicle in a Russian street, November 1, 1917.

The revolution Putin wants to ignore

By Emily Parker
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and Project 1917, which was founded to create social media forums about the revolution, is providing Russians with a platform to commemorate it while other avenues for free expression are being closed off, writes Emily Parker
President Jeffersion liked to spend time at Monticello, his home in Virginia.  In 1805 he spent nearly four months, from mid-July until October, there while in office.

Governor's painful gaffe on Charlottesville

By Johnita P. Due
Our national healing cannot move forward if well-meaning leaders don't recognize the role Founding Fathers, like Thomas Jefferson, played in seeding white supremacy, writes Johnita Due.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12:  Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" march down East Market Street toward Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Emancipation Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

America's deadly game of follow the leader

By Malcolm Graham
Malcolm Graham writes that Donald Trump has galvanized bigots, which has inspired violence like that which took an innocent life in Charlottesville this weekend

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