• My Family Vacationed In Charlottesville - & Butted Up Against Hate & Racism

    7 days ago - By Refinery29

    Our family trip to Charlottesville, VA had been in the works for months. The plan was to take a history-filled trip to Monticello and explore the University of Virginia. It included my 80-something history-buff parents, my brother, sister-in-law and their children, and my architect, history-buff husband who also happens to be Black. The rest of us are white. After we'd heard about the white nationalist rally, our plan for a four day weekend shifted. We'd still go, stay away from the rally area, leave as early as possible on the 12th, and head to Mount Vernon instead. It would be a long...
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