Ian Eppler // 8/24/17 //
President Trump’s exploitation of white identity politics comes at a time of a growing sense of white victimhood, according to political scientists (NYT).
President Trump’s minimization of the events in Charlottesville reflects the same sort of minimization of racism found in the Supreme Court’s recent opinions in cases such as Shelby County v. Holder, argue Leah Litman and Helen Klein Murillo in Take Care.
A body of UN experts condemned President Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville (NY Times).
Steve Bannon’s exit from the White House was delayed and heavily negotiated in light of the violence in Charlottesville, report Jeremy W. Peters and Maggie Haberman at the New York Times.
After the events in Charlottesville, the support among some on the left for the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) program is misguided, argues Patrick G. Eddington at the Cato Institute.
The Constitution does not protect the right of armed groups to protest in a manner that intimidates and chills the speech of their targets, reasons Michael Dorf at Take Care.
The Trump Administration should reinvest in programs targeting right-wing extremism, writes Chris Meserole at Lawfare.
DOJ should consider charging the white supremacist groups involved in Heather Heyer’s murder in Charlottesville with providing “material support” to terrorists, argues Scott Sullivan at Just Security.