Portside Snapshot - August 17, 2017



Portside Videos: Focus Charlottesville

Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News Tonight on HBO. How Trump's Charlottesville Response Emboldens White Supremacy. What Donald Trump Doesn't Know About Robert E. Lee. ‘You’re Watching a Presidency Go Off the Rails.’ 'We Will Survive This.'

Charlottesville Confronting White Supremacy and Hate

Helena Cobban
Just World Educational
All the city’s churches (Black and “White”) and other faith communities stood strongly against the haters, as did the local chapters of Black Lives Matter, the Center for Peace and Justice, and other community groups. A whole series of activities was organized for Saturday, starting with a sunrise worship service at the historic Black church, First Baptist. The Alt-Righters were heavily armed and carried large flags with Nazi, Confederate and KKK symbols.

Unruly and Unerring

Cathleen Schine
The New York Review of Books
Roxane Gay is clearly a versatile writer. At the same time, her focus is precise and does not stray, a piercing glance she can aim in any number of directions. And her book titles give us a pretty good clue to how she sees not only herself, but any successful woman in an often hostile world: untamed, bad, difficult.

The ‘Free Speech’ Hypocrisy of Right-Wing Media

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
New York Times
When it comes to protecting the speech of people who are most vulnerable to being intimidated into silence — like people of color and gay people — conservatives either are suspiciously quiet or drive further intimidation with wildly negative news coverage.

A Test of American Traditions

Darryl Holter
Los Angeles Review of Books
This little book has become an unlikely political best-seller in these unlikely political times.




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