Rising Up With Sonali

An Eyewitness Report from Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, USA – AUGUST 11: Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle and chant at counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va., USA on August 11, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

As the nation reels from the display of overt fascist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, we’ll spend much of our show today with two of our correspondents reporting from the ground and understanding what happened. First Chenjerai Kumanyika, a Rutgers University professor will join us for an eyewitness report from Charlottesville explaining who the fascists were and who the counter protesters were. Then, sociologist Meleiza Figueroa will put the violence into context and how the left can understand and respond to right-wing fascism in the era of Trump. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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