A man holds a Confederate flag with a depiction of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Nov. 3, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP/ Evan Vucci)

White Supremacy and Racist Politicians Have long Been Staple of U.S. Politics

Woodrow Wilson, LBJ, Jesse Helms, Trent Lott, Robert Byrd, John McCain . . . : the public face of racism and white supremacy in the U.S. did not begin with Donald Trump. Charlottesville has many tributaries, the longest perhaps being the historical strains of racist-nationalism in the U.S.