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:
NPR provides a list articles about how the tragedy in Charlottesville unfolded.
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.
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.
This handbook is a compilation of big and small ideas on how to bring about change in yourself and your community
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Stop Hate Project - A group combatting hate crimes and helping to support organizations in need
Southern Poverty Law Center - A civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and standing up for victims of discrimination