Opinion/Editorial: City in more danger than two years ago
The Daily Progress Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6 a.m.
“Can Ferguson happen here?”
That was the title of a forum held in Charlottesville two years ago — after “Ferguson” had become synonymous with racial strife and police shootings, the way “Charlottesville” has now become shorthand for neo-Nazi violence visited on progressive communities.
There, and in other discussions both formal and informal, community consensus seemed to be that it couldhappen here — but matters had not yet reached an ignition point; we still had time to address racial issues and deflect violence.
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