Posts Tagged Race Relations

New Poll: Race Relations Remain a Hot-Button Issue in America

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The Rotunda at the University of Virginia (Credit: terren in Virginia / Flickr)

Views about race relations remain incredibly complicated in America, even a year after the riot in Charlottesville. Michael Pope reports.

 

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When a Ku Klux Klan Rally Taught Fear

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A Ku Klux Klan gathering in Muncie, Indiana in 1922. (Credit: William Arthur Swift / Ball State University)

Charlie Russell grew up on the west-side of Indianapolis in the 1950’s. In his all-black neighborhood the racial violence of the south that he saw on television felt far away. While he had experienced discrimination, he had never experienced fear.  That changed, though, when he was in college in the blue-collar town of Muncie Indiana and the KKK held a rally.

Russell now lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This weekend a North Carolina-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan plans to rally in Charlottesville.

 

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