Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis

An organization that has defended the First Amendment rights of Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan is split by an internal debate over whether supporting progressive causes is more important.

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Charlottesville Can Remove Confederate Statues, High Court Rules

Monuments to the Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are not protected by state law and can come down, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

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Lone Wolves Connected Online: A History of Modern White Supremacy

Forty years ago, Louis Beam had the idea of using the internet to drive a movement. Today, his vision is disturbingly prevalent.

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Charlottesville Inspired Biden to Run. Now It Has a Message for Him.

The white supremacist rally in 2017 prefigured the rise of right-wing violence in President Trump’s name. Now, as President Biden calls for national unity, residents say it requires accountability first.

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We Worked Together on the Internet. Last Week, He Stormed the Capitol.

At BuzzFeed, we followed the signals of social media. A young employee followed them all the way to Charlottesville and Capitol Hill.

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In Michigan, a Dress Rehearsal for the Chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday

In April, armed protesters crowded into the State Capitol in Michigan. Frightened lawmakers saw echoes of that day in Wednesday’s deadly riot at the Capitol in Washington.

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Did the Capitol Attack Break Trump’s Spell?

Either the beginning of the end for Trump, or America.

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With Each Run, a City Shaken by Racism Is ‘Finding the Greater Good’

The route William Jones III designed 15 years ago through predominantly Black neighborhoods in Charlottesville, Va., has become the impetus for a diverse running group that’s grown since the summer.

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Why ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ Should Set Off Alarm Bells

America’s failure to deal with the white power movement.

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Confederate Statue Near Site of White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Is Removed

The 111-year-old monument, “At Ready,” includes two cannons and cannonballs. It was near the site of a violent white supremacist rally in 2017 that killed one and injured dozens more.

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Tested by Tragedy, Two Politicians Review Their Records — Mistakes Included

“Cry Havoc,” by Michael Signer, the former mayor of Charlottesville, Va., and “The Violence Inside Us,” by the Connecticut senator Chris Murphy, grapple with racial tension, gun violence and errors of leadership.

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A Long History of Language That Incites and Demonizes

President Trump has employed provocative and sometimes incendiary words and images to focus attention on demonstrations and away from the human and economic costs of the pandemic.

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Turning Grief for a Hidden Past Into a Healing Space

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, designed by Thomas Jefferson, was built by enslaved people. The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers acknowledges that long-suppressed history.

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Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?

It is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.

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Oklahoma City Bombing: City Marks 25 Years Since America’s Deadliest Homegrown Attack

On the anniversary of the attack that killed 168 people, there is concern that the national memory is fading even as the violent ideology that inspired Timothy McVeigh spreads.

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Oklahoma City Marks 25 Years Since America’s Deadliest Homegrown Attack

On the anniversary of the attack that killed 168 people, there is concern that the national memory is fading even as the violent ideology that inspired Timothy McVeigh spreads.

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