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From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh

by Jan Schroder

Last year, white supremacists marching in Charlottesville shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” Saturday, a kindred hater massacred 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Fewer than 250 mountainous miles separate the two cities, yet they take their places in civil rights history alongside Selma, Memphis and Charleston.

Friday night, UVA hosts Pittsburgh in football, but ACC football standings won’t be on our minds. We’re left to digest the toxic stew our republic has now brewed – a recipe combining freedom of religion, speech and the right to bear arms with divisive political leadership and the ever-revealing evils of social media.

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies

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