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Violence in Charlottesville: What happened and where do we go from here




White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the
White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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What started off as a protest by white nationalists in Charlottesville turned deadly Saturday, when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters that left 1 dead and many injured.

On AirTalk today, Larry and our panel of guests will examine what caused the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, and the social and political aftermath.

Guests: 

What happened in Charlottesville: 

Lauren Berg, staff reporter for The Daily Progress, the local newspaper in Charlottesville, Va.; she tweets @laurenbergk

Ben Schreckinger, staff writer for POLITICO Magazine who was in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend; he tweets @schreckreports

The political fallout of President's initial statement:

Lanhee Chen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and former policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign; he tweets @lanheechen

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies; he is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies

The Department of Justice investigation:

Justin Levitt, professor of law at Loyola Law School and  former deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department under President Obama; he tweets @_justinlevitt_

What is white nationalism:

Brian Levin, professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino; he tweets @proflevin

Evolving attitudes toward Confederate symbols:

William Deverell, professor of History at USC, director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; he specializes in the Civil War and its connection to the American West

Joan Waugh, a UCLA professor of history, Civil War authority and co-author of the book “The American War: A History of the Civil War Era” (2015, Flip Learning)