Hurt and Angry, Charlottesville Tries to Regroup From Violence 

And at City Hall, a planned news conference by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist who organized Saturday’s rally, came to an abrupt end when a man wearing a plaid shirt punched him.

“Jason Kessler has been bringing hate to our town for months and has been endangering the lives of people of color and endangering other lives in my community,” the man, Jeff Winder, said in an interview later. “Free speech does not protect hate speech.”

Hurt and Angry, Charlottesville Tries to Regroup From Violence – NYTimes.com

Well, I would have said free speech does not protect you from the consequences of people hearing what you say and reacting to it but, still, you go, Jeff Winder! Punch all the Nazis. Every single Nazi. Every single time.

(And if you want to split hairs about alt-right vs. white nationalist vs Nazi? You’re missing the forest for the trees.)

Maimonides hospital in one of the most diverse places in the US – Business Insider

I went to Maimonides and learned how ethnic and religious diversity affects healthcare and what doctors need to consider as the populations they serve change.

…When he arrived 41 years ago, diversity meant having Orthodox Jews and other Jews in the same space. Jablon, who is Jewish, said his main job was to get them all to get along.

…That’s all changed. Maimonides is located Brooklyn’s Borough Park, a neighborhood that’s still home one of the largest Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish populations in the US, but also new immigrants from China and the Arab world. Adjacent communities served by the hospital are predominantly Latino or home to European immigrants.

…It’s not just about dealing with language barriers. Our cultural backdrop affects how we talk about illness and death, and our ethnicity can make us more prone to develop diseases like diabetes or certain cancers, and the doctors at Maimonides have to think about every way they engage with new or different communities — all the way down to how they decorate.

Maimonides hospital in one of the most diverse places in the US – Business Insider

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GOP senator lashes out: My brother didn’t die fighting Hitler so Nazi ideas could go unchallenged in U.S. 

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) condemned the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that exploded on Saturday, saying that WWII veterans, including his brother, didn’t die fighting Adolph Hitler so that Nazi ideas could prevail in the United States today.“

We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH,” Hatch tweeted Saturday evening, signing it OGH to signify that he, not his staff, had written the message.

…Hatch was just 8 years old when his brother, 20-year-old Jesse, died when his B-24 bomber went down over Austria.

His brother’s death deeply affected the senator, and he has credited his older sibling for his life in public service.

The Utah senator’s comments came after white nationalist protests turned violent Saturday, leading to three deaths and multiple injuries.

GOP senator lashes out: My brother didn’t die fighting Hitler so Nazi ideas could go unchallenged in U.S. | Rare

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6 Civil War Myths Everyone Believes That Are Total B.S. 

We might be going out on a limb here, but we’re guessing that most of our readers aren’t hardcore Civil War historians. And since VH-1 discontinued their series before they got around to the 1860s, a lot of us are walking around with Civil War misinformation firmly wired in our brains.

6 Civil War Myths Everyone Believes That Are Total B.S. | Cracked.com

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Students Stood Up To A White Nationalist March in VA

“Tell me again how today’s college students are scared snowflakes.”

A Small Group Of Students Stood Up To A White Nationalist March And People Are Lauding Them As Heroes

Go VA students!

On the stand in her groping case, Taylor Swift was every woman. And that’s what’s so sad. 

Taylor Swift is a pop star, one of music’s most savvy businesswomen and a $280 million brand.

And yet, she was none of those things yesterday in a Denver courtroom, where she testified against a man who she says groped her at a 2013 meet-and-greet. Swift was just another woman in a world that requires women to insist — to prove, over and over again — that their experience qualifies as truth. In a world that decides, off the bat, that women are crazy or mendacious or simply wrong. And so Swift insisted, more times than anyone should have to and in increasingly descriptive terms, that a former radio DJ had the audacity to put his hand under her skirt and violate her.

…Swift was unbowed, lighting the courtroom ablaze:  “It was a definite grab,” she would say. Once his hand found its target, she testified, it “stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek.” Again and again, she described what she says happened. The Denver Post suggested it might have been the highest recorded number of instances of the words “ass” and “cheek” in the courtroom’s history.

Before it was eventually edited, a CNN article described Swift’s testimony as “snarky.” Others described her as aggravated. We’d do better to see Swift’s testimony as what cultural critic Soraya McDonald described recently in the Undefeated as “necessary arrogance.”  It’s necessary because not being believed is the baseline for women.

…Mueller is also arguing that Swift’s accusation has wrecked his career prospects and his name; for that, he is seeking as much as $3 million from Swift. (She is seeking $1, and in court documents said she filed suit only to “serv[e] as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”)

In court, asked about the fallout for Mueller, Swift retorted, “I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions and not mine.”

It was as if she really was speaking for every woman. And that’s profoundly sad.

On the stand in her groping case, Taylor Swift was every woman. And that’s what’s so sad. – The Washington Post

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