Tagged: Charlottesville

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Remembering the Past: A Response to Charlottesville

A few months ago I visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. I remember walking through the Civil Rights exhibit listening to audio from important leaders and reading about monumental court cases that would change the course of history forever. That was the first time I ever saw a Ku Klux Klan uniform in person. I stopped frozen in both fear and shock. I di ...
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Whiteness, Passivity, and Death: the Aftermath of Charlottesville

Since Heather Heyer’s death at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on August 12, her face has appeared on my Facebook news feed dozens of times every day.  It is always the same photograph: a softly-lit selfie, in which Heyer is smiling, her makeup and hair done: the very picture of beauty and innocence.  This photograph is an unsettling contrast to those wh ...
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The Student Activist Handbook: Success, Failures, and How to Move Forward

This article is part of a series the Clerk is publishing reflecting on Charlottesville. From my observation, activism on campus occurs in waves. Typically, it starts out with reaction: this can be either to a local or national issue, but it is pivotal to the beginnings of a movement. This is followed by mobilization, over social media or in affinity groups. Students decide ...