Category: Opinion

Opinion: is the City Yard really under-used? And was it really a former neighborhood?

C-Ville Weekly claims the City Yard is an under-used parking lot, which could be true, but where is the evidence of this in this article? There’s a throw-away line about it being a place for “parking dump trucks” and Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin calling it “a big asphalt parking lot where we store our…

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Video: “White silence is violence…”

Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was just sentenced to life in prison for killing Heather Heyer in a vehicular attack in Charlottesville, Virginia last year. In this video, the Charlottesville community reflects on its history and recovery since the August 2017 rally. pic.twitter.com/EaS3T6vxPs — HuffPost (@HuffPost) December 11, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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Unmasking the Illusion: is Charlottesville finally “woke” when it comes to discussing race and history?

Newly elected Charlottesville City Councilor Nikuyah Walker’s campaign slogan “Unmasking the Illusion,” no matter what you think of it, was a brilliant one, an antidote to “Make America Great Again” if ever there was one. When it has come to discussing race and history in Charlottesville, the tendency has always been to intellectualize it, to…

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