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Trump remarks reaction/Local racial tensions/Teaching anti-racism

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 17, 2017 4:25 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 17, 2017:

The nation is still talking about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend and remarks made by President Trump Tuesday saying counter protestors were equally to blame with neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other racists for the violence that resulted.

Thursday's Smart Talk looks at the issues related to the last few days in several ways.

WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Katie Meyer has compiled a list of the statements about the rally and Trump's statement made by members of Congress that represent Central Pennsylvania.

Keystone Crossroads reporter Emily Previti recently delved into York County's history with racial tensions and violence and what's changed over the years.   

York Mayor Kim Bracey is the city's first African-American mayor.  York also was the scene of a racist rally less than 20 years ago that turned violent.  Mayor Bracey is in a unique position to talk about Charlottesville and race relations.

Activist Nick Miron is teaching an anti-racism workshop to teachers in Lancaster this fall.  It guides teachers with how to teach anti-racism to their students.

And we'll also hear the opinions of several people on the street in Lancaster and get their thoughts about Charlottesville, race-relations and the president.


Lancaster Stands Up silent protest at Representative Lloyd Smucker's Lancaster office (photo: Claire Porter)


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