Charlottesville, a year on: 'We can’t fix the whole nation. Hopefully we can fix ourselves'
The Guardian -

A year ago, Charlottesville was shaken by racist violence. Lois Beckett returns to a divided city and finds that, for some, historical divisions and white supremacism remain a part of daily life

Five months after white supremacists staged a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city elected its first black female mayor. Nikuyah Walker, 38, had run as an independent in a heavily Democratic city. Her campaign slogan: “Unmasking the illusion.”

Walker, 38, is not interested in restoring a...


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