Republicans have courted racists for years. Why are they cringing now?

Last week’s violent demonstration by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, culminating in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, made for a carnival of obscenity as sickening as it was riveting. But the thing is, it did not spring from nowhere. In 1968, Richard Nixon employed the controversial “Southern Strategy” to draw whites to his presidential campaign.

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Lasers light up Congaree River during premier of art instillation

Artist Chris Roberts' art will be completed next year
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Lasers light up Congaree River during premier of art instillation 0:49

Lasers light up Congaree River during premier of art instillation

Candles are lit at Charlotte Uprising vigil 1:00

Candles are lit at Charlotte Uprising vigil

Beginning of Charlotte Uprising vigil 1:18

Beginning of Charlotte Uprising vigil

Sights, sounds from USC Fan Appreciation Day 1:23

Sights, sounds from USC Fan Appreciation Day

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