To the UC Davis Community:
I have spent the past several days reflecting on what the tragic events in Charlottesville mean for UC Davis. The images of an armed, angry mob marching with torchlights across a college campus and chanting racist slogans were infuriating and frightening.
It wasn't the actions of “many sides” that led to the deaths of a counterprotester and two state police officers. There was only one side that provoked the hate-fueled violence — those who organized the racially charged rally and the sympathizers who joined them.