Before And Beyond
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When white nationalists and supporters clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville in August 2017, resulting in the death of one anti-racist activist and the wounding of thirty-five more, a signal moment in American history was reached. This collection attempts to untangle the meaning of that day's events.
Nearly a year after a bitterly divisive election that brought the problems of racism, so-called white identity movements, and the fraught history of the nation to the fore, white nationalists descended on Charlottesville, VA bearing Tiki torches and chanting: "You will not replace us" to protest the removal of a Confederate monument in a public park near the university of Virginia. The violence that ensued, and the seeming indifference of national leadership, left the country bewildered, angry, and scared.
#Charlottesville: Before & Beyond is the first book written about these events. It features 20 essays by a wide range of scholars and activists and an introduction by vice-mayor Wes Bellamy.It attempts to answer the questions that still plague us about the violence of August 2017. How much is the current President to blame for the sudden visibility of white supremacist groups? What are we to do with America's often tragic racial history, and the relics that commemorate the violence of slavery and the Civil War? Where can we turn as political conversation stalls around these important subjects?