PODCAST: Will The Real White Supremacists Please Stand Up

by September Bottoms and Christian Monterrosa

Even if you’ve had your head under the sand and have no idea about what happened in Charlottesville on August 12, you’ve been getting emails about it. President Kathryn Jeffery, the Faculty Association President and even the campus Police have been sending out emails condemning hatred and urging students to celebrate their diversity.

“Prejudice does not equal patriotism.”

So you’ve been hearing about it, and now the Stringer wants to tell you more.

We went to Orange County last weekend to follow up with Trump supporters and counter protesters on our own coast. Listen to what we heard.

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Photos by September Bottoms

Asal Rohani and her son Ben Aldaghi, Iranian immigrants, were trying to decide if they should close up shop or not near during the protest in Laguna Beach on August 20, 2017
R.C. Maxwell yelled, “I need a medic” after being pepper sprayed during an altercation with a counter-protester on August 20, 2017
R.C. Maxwell, a Trump supporter cleaned out his eyes after being accidentally pepper-sprayed during an altercation with a counter-protester on August 20, 2017
A preacher on the counter- protester side was singing “I’m gonna let it shine.” on August 20, 2017
Preachers of all different faiths kneeled together in solidarity infront of the police barricade between themselves and Trump supporters on August 20, 2017
Counter protesters made home made signs to oppose a conservative rally in Laguna Beach, Calif. on August 20, 2017.