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WHAT WHITE AMERICA MUST DO NEXT

BATTLE FLAG A Unite the Right protester drapes himself in a Confederate flag during a KKK rally in Charlottesville, Va., on July 8, 2017.

Saturday, Aug. 12, will go down as a dark day for America. In Charlottesville, Va., young and old donned swastikas. White militia, many openly carrying weapons, set out to “protect” the demonstrators. Angry men and women screamed vile and racist slogans. Violence broke out with counterprotesters.

Then, according to authorities, James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his car into a peaceful crowd protesting the racist spectacle. Heather Heyer was killed, and 19 people were injured. Cornel West, who joined the counterprotests with a group of clergy, witnessed it all and told me, “I have never seen

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