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  1. Jan 2019
    1. The plan alone is groundbreaking, having been directly created by current Section 8 residents in partnership with Piedmont Housing Alliance

      Jordy Yager works for both the Daily Progress and cvilletomorrow

  2. Oct 2017
    1. Growing up as a teenager in America is bad because many people get killed at a young age, sometimes even little kids

      I have been through the same things growing up. It seems youth dying or getting killed is normal and that isn't how America should be. We are killing more of our people than the enemies are.

    1. “go back to where you came from.”

      This type of stuff happens to families of all minority ethnicities all across America and it is not okay. It should not be swept under the rug just because it does not happen often.

    1. His statement and his subsequent defenses of it were seen by critics as implying moral equivalence between the white supremacist marchers and those who protested against them.

      It was unprofessional and wrong of Trump to take a neutral stance when one of the groups involved was blatantly holding anti-semitic and racist sentiments which should have been shut down by a person of power such as the president.

    2. Numerous armed, right-wing militia groups were present at the rally, claiming to be there to protect the First Amendment rights of the demonstrators.

      The fact that right-wing militia groups were present at the rally tells me that it was never a peaceful rally to begin with. They may have claimed to be their to protect the demonstrators, but at a rally or a protest there shouldn't be a need for extensive weapons that militiamen would be carrying.

    3. Protesters at the rally carrying Confederate flags, Gadsden flags, and a Nazi flag

      That's absolutely awful that protesters were carrying the Nazi flag. The confederate flag is an awful and racist symbol as well. To bear these flags so openly is truly disgusting, and to live in a country where so many people try to justify their open hatred of entire groups is terrifying.

    4. "I urge students and all UVA community members to avoid the August 12 rally and avoid physical confrontation generally. There is a credible risk of violence at this event, and your safety is my foremost concern."[66] The University of Virginia Medical Center canceled all elective surgeries and preemptively activated its emergency response plan.[67][68] Fearing possible violence, the Virginia Discovery Museum and some downtown businesses closed for the day of the rally.[21]

      The fact that UVA urged students to avoid the rally, and businesses closed due to the anticipation of violence also says a lot about the group of people present at the rally.

    5. At around 1:45 p.m, a man linked to white-supremacist groups rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away from the rally site, killing one person and injuring 19.[7][11] Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the ramming as domestic terrorism, and authorities began a civil rights investigation to determine if the driver will be tried under hate crime statutes.[12]

      From what I heard, a lot of (white) people seemed hesitant to call the white-supremacist who rammed his car into the protesters a terrorist despite his actions being that of a terrorist. I'm sure had it been the other way around (a nonwhite person, or possibly a muslim ramming their car into a crowd of white supremacists), the general public would have been very quick to jump on his acts as terrorism and call it what it was.

    6. The Unite the Right rally (also known as the Charlottesville rally) was a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, from August 11–12, 2017

      Context as to who the rally was by and what the rally's purpose was (opposing the removal of Robert E Lee statue ). Also explaining the groups of people at the rally and their racist and antisemitic slogans that they shouted.

    7. His statement and his subsequent defenses of it were seen by critics as implying moral equivalence between the white supremacist marchers and those who protested against them.[8]

      In his address to the general population, Trump basically stated that both sides were in the wrong. His stance on the situation was dangerously neutral and lacked any sense of leadership. To compare the two groups together is asinine - one group stands for hatred and white supremacy and the other opposes that and stand for human rights and equality. To make matters worse, Trump has gone on several rampages in the meantime, where he's made more definitive statements about NFL players and the "Rocket Man" from North Korea.

    1. Thirty-two-year-old Heyer was killed Saturday when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters gathered to oppose a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups. Nineteen others were injured in the incident.

      Heather Heyer was killed fighting for the voices of many marginalized groups when man plowed a car into a crowd of counterprotesters. This act of violence was done by a young white supremacist at a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville. This goes to show how much people like Heather cared for their causes and how little regard white supremacists hold for those who oppose them.

    2. "She died trying to bring about that purpose," he told CNN on Sunday. "She was always passionate about the beliefs she held, she had a bigger backbone than I did," he said.

      Heather Heyer was a young woman killed in an act of white supremacy while participating in a counter protest. She was struck with a car driven by a young man with ties to a white supremacist group while in Charlottesville. This was especially significant because she was the only civilian casualty of the Charlottesville situation, and Trump refused to make definitive statements even after her death.

    1. Alt-right leader Richard Spencer and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke attended the demonstrations. Duke told reporters that the white nationalists were working to, "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump."

      I also think it's crazy that Trump never commented on the actions of the white supremacist groups committing these terror attacks in his name. He continued to remain neutral on the situation and condemn "both sides".

    2. Added Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida: "Nothing patriotic about #Nazis,the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It's the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be."

      I definitely agree with Rubio's sentiments that the actions in Charlottesville were an example of terror attacks. Rubio is saying what Trump and the White House are refusing to admit to.

    3. "His failure to address what really happened in Charlottesville, and the role of white supremacists, I think also sends a message that he is not recognizing the real causes of crises even within our own country," Panetta said.

      I think this specific quote really speaks volumes to the refusal to take a definitive stance against the white supremacist groups in Charlottesville. It shows that Trump is refusing to recognize the actions of white supremacist groups as a problem.

    1. As a citizen in one of these minority groups I am fearful that history may be allowed to repeat itself if we allow these individuals to preach their hate.

      This letter to the leaders of America spoke numbers to me. Our country is being divided and the people in control of this country is advocating for the division. I do not think people under the severity of history repeating itself and on top of that, the one person that is supposed to protect us does not seem like he has everyone's best interest. People are literally scared for their lives. No one should be afraid to live.

    2. Growing up as a white female in America, I have experienced many privileges that come along with being white.

      In this letter, my classmate advocated for all people and let it be known that there should be policies that recognize everyone as one. As a young African American it is great to see individuals acknowledging the privileges they receive. I have had encounters with too many people that believe "white privilege" does not exist. In this quote, it is great to see that someone can accept their advantage but use it for good.

    1. I wouldn't say as a complete society this is true, however their are to many who have failed. We fought these flags and won. Their ideals should be learned in history class and not practiced in the streets. Many soldiers gave their lives fighting against the ideas behind these flags because they wanted to create a better world for all. One where people can have rights and push to be equal. We are all human beings and we need to learn from our past that we should all have equal rights and opportunity.

    1. here is this divide still within the country of “us” vs. “them” or “minorities” vs. “privileged”.

      This is definitely true and very sad. It seems that we've created teams to side with in every issue. you are either one or the other and there is no compromise. Its horrible and need to be changed before we tear this nation down from the inside. Everything is so radically torn. If you near one political party you disagree with nearly everything of the other without wavering. It isn't the american way we are supposed to listen and compromise, but its been a long time since we've seen this. Instead you have people come to power and while they have it do everything for their side while ignoring the issues and voices it causes for the other.

  3. Sep 2017
    1. Another issue is Sexism,

      I agree, that sexism is an occurring issue within the United States, and has always been an issue. Our elected leader is also a part of this problem, which makes it harder to fight this issue as he is a perpetrator himself.

    2. one person died

      Unfortunately, Heather Heyer was not the only one who had passed, but a total of three people died that day.

    1. I wish the future in  America would be beautiful and peaceful so that my kids in the next generation will be more safe and loveable to others.

      I, as well, can see the potential of our future America. I want the next generation and my children to be able to be who they are regardless, and people be accepting of that. I also want our country to be at peace, which is manageable if we elect a leader who has these same values and beliefs. I truly believe that our future is up to us, the people. We must protest and fight for what is right for our future generations and children; we must be the example they lead by. Without the good fight, America is not going to be this country we all love and admire. It is important that we stand up for what is right through writing, protesting, art, anything that will make an impact for our future generation.

  4. Aug 2017
    1. "Trump/Pence" signs

      I was unaware of this. It would have been pretty easy to for Trump to disavow these signs.

    1. Then he whored for his Virginia winery on the way out the door

      This was his response to questions about whether he had talked with Heather Heyer's mom and visiting CVille. Asked if we knew he had a house in CVille. Disgusting!

    1. Monday morning, the CEO of Merck, Kenneth Frazier, stepped down5 from a presidential advisory panel over the president’s response to the violence in Charlottesville.
    1. "The country is badly polarized, and people want to look at what’s happening at the universities and put it into that narrative: It’s red or its blue," she said. "But that is not what’s going on here; that’s not what happened here. What happened here is infra­red and ultraviolet; it’s beyond the spectrum of normal political discourse. Both Republican and Democratic elected leaders denounced what happened here. Seeking to normalize this as ordinary politics is the mistake." "What happened here yesterday wasn’t about ideas," she continued. "People weren’t out there arguing with each other. They were clobbering each other. That’s a very different situation. That’s violence. Violence is not free speech."