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Remembering Charlottesville: Notes from the Frontlines

Guest writer Khristian Smith shares his experience as a counter-protesterย of the ‘Unite the Right Rally’ at Charlottesville on August 11 – 12, 2017.ย  Late in the evening on August 11, I turned away from my work to find that hundreds of real-life Nazis had descended onto the Grounds at the University of Virginia. I honestly wish I could say I was surprised by their clandestine march or the fact that they were wielding torches, but given the City of Charlottesville’s, UVA’s, and Thomas Jefferson’sย histories, pretending to be surprised would be dishonest and as much an assent to the violence that…