On Saturday, hundreds of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the Ku Klux Klan marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. They came with guns, shields and clubs, Nazi-style helmets, confederate flags, and Nazi paraphernalia.
The racist march ended with a white supremacist ramming his car into a group of peaceful protesters killing one young woman and injuring 19 others. What are the underlying reasons for the rise of fascism in the US? How should this be combated?
Jeff Sharlet, associate professor of literary journalism at Dartmouth, and author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
Rochelle Riley, award-winning columnist for the Detroit Free Press, and author of the forthcoming book The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery
Ross Mittiga, PhD candidate at University of Virginia's Department of Politics
The New Yorker: Charlottesville and the Effort to Downplay Racism in America
The New Yorker: The Battle of Charlottesville
The NY Times: What U.Va. Students Saw in Charlottesville