Just over a year removed from the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the journalist behind the Documenting Hate piece for Frontine/ProPublica AC Thompson joins Damien to give us a first hand account of what it was like being on the ground during those 48 hours. The two discuss the atmosphere, the lack of police involvement, and some of the fallout him and his team of journalists have discovered in the last year. The two also discuss the role Donald Trump has played in the spike of hate crimes since 2016 as well as what’s coming up when Documenting Hate returns in the fall.
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8/30 – Darnell Moore: No Ashes in the Fire
9/6 – Deray – On The Other Side of Freedom, Pod Save The People
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