Monday, August 14, 2017

Hate, racism were on one side in Charlottesville


by Michael Sean Winters
Distinctly Catholic column: Organized racism took its hatred to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, where it became violent. We witnessed the muted reaction of a president who likes to speak clearly and draw clear lines between what he perceives as right and wrong. We watched him waffle, discerning a moral equivalence where none existed. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides," President Donald Trump said, repeating the words "many sides" for emphasis.

 No, Mr. President. The hatred and bigotry were on one side, not many sides. Those who seek racial reconciliation are not haters.

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