Unpacking Charlottesville

The violence and terror that resulted from the gathering of hateful white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and white nationalist groups in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend mark a dark time in our country. Racism and hatred have no place in America, so now many are trying to understand how this came about and are asking what can we do about it now? 


Make America Smart Again emphasizes the importance of educating ourselves on all matters, so that everyone can confidently speak out on what's right and be the change for our future. 

Here are some links and causes to help you get more informed and involved:

READ: Making Sense of Charlottesville: A Reading Guide by NPR

NPR provides a list articles about how the tragedy in Charlottesville unfolded.

WATCH: Charlottesville: Race and Terror by Vice News

Vice News was able to document a scarily close up look at the events that took place in Charlottesville by embedding their reporter among several of the white supremacists participating at the rally.

LISTEN: The Daily - A podcast by the New York Times

This 20-minute weekday podcast provides a breakdown of the major news headlines each day. Recent episodes cover the change of the events that led to the weekend's violence in Charlottesville.

DO: 10 Ways to Fight Hate - An online handbook by Southern Poverty Law Center 

This handbook is a compilation of big and small ideas on how to bring about change in yourself and your community


Stop Hate Project A group combatting hate crimes and helping to support organizations in need

Southern Poverty Law CenterA civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and standing up for victims of discrimination