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UVA newspaper editor: ‘I was wrong’ to defend the rights of white supremacists

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A few weeks before violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, Brendan Novak wrote an opinion piece in The Cavalier Daily arguing that “Unite the Right” rally organized by white nationalists should occur.

Novak, an editor at University of Virginia’s student paper, now calls his statement wrong and naive, in a follow-up column also cited in The New York Times.

“I was wrong about the Alt-right,” the column is titled. “I figured, maybe naïvely, that allowing them to assemble in public under the scrutiny of daylight would galvanize public opinion against their hateful beliefs and reveal the rotting read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com