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The problem isn't white nationals, it's white moderates

The problem isn't white nationals, it's white moderates

The events in Charlottesville, Va., a few weeks ago would seem to imply that when it comes to the problem of race in America, the main perpetrators remain overtly racist white supremacists, and they most certainly are a serious contributor. But a bigger problem is how groups like white nationals have been allowed to gain strength in an age where America is supposedly moving away from their kind of ideology.

In his 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, “I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate...

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