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Reflecting on the Events in Charlottesville

August 17, 2017

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.