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USA POLITICS: In North Carolina County, Strong Support for Confederate Statue

USA POLITICS: In North Carolina County, Strong Support for Confederate Statue

Colonel Jacob A. Long, a Confederate veteran who founded the county’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan in 1868, spoke at the statue’s May 1914 dedication. He invoked white privilege in his remarks, saying it was important to remember the achievements “of our own race and blood.”

“The Alamance County statue appears to be fairly archetypal,” said Charles Irons, a history professor at Elon University. “To pretend that this monument erected by private, white-only dollars actually represented the sentiments of all citizens of the county is self evidently not true.”

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USA POLITICS: Obama’s Tweet on Charlottesville Violence Wins Twitter ‘Most Liked of All-Time’

USA POLITICS: Obama’s Tweet on Charlottesville Violence Wins Twitter ‘Most Liked of All-Time’

Barack Obama took to Twitter to share a message of hope and tolerance. He quoted in a series of three posts:

… For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’ – Nelson Mandela”

“’People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love'”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Admits: Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis Are Criminals and Thugs

USA POLITICS: Trump Admits: Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis Are Criminals and Thugs

Some 48 hours into the biggest domestic challenge of his young presidency, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to correct course.

“Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said in a statement to reporters at the White House on Monday. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence,” Trump said.

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USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

“I just want to say that they [the Klan] represent the past, we represent the future,” Lacy MacAuley,

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USA POLITICS: Trump Praises Protesters ‘Passion’

USA POLITICS: Trump Praises Protesters ‘Passion’

“Love the fact that small groups of protesters have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!” President-elect Trump tweeted.

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USA: David Duke Former Ku Klux Klan Leader To Run For Senate

USA: David Duke Former Ku Klux Klan Leader To Run For Senate

David Duke, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana, saying “I believe in equal rights for all and respect for all Americans.”

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USA: Donald Trump Tweet Featured On White Supremacist Website

USA: Donald Trump Tweet Featured On White Supremacist Website

Donald Trump’s tweet that featured Hillary Clinton and a six-pointed star atop a pile of money has also appeared on a white supremacist website.

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