Of all the things to come out of Charlottesville, we didn’t expect to get so disgusted by someone saying they weren’t a Nazi.
Filmmaker C.J. Hunt was at the rally getting footage for a documentary about Confederate monuments when he captured the disturbing moment he “watched a Nazi disappear.”
In a GQ article, Hunt shares the experience (and video) of a young man marching with Vanguard America, a small white supremacist group, one whose vague name and nondescript uniform — white polo and khakis — allows them to pervade college campuses undetected.
They’re also the same group with whom homicidal driver James Fields Jr. is affiliated.
But when he was confronted by a group of counter-protesters while all alone, he quickly tore off his white shirt and said:
“I’m not really white power, man. I just came here for the fun. Fuck. I’m sorry.”
After the police order the group to disperse, Hunt asked the guy what he was doing there if he wasn’t a real white supremacist. The subject said he was “barely” part of the movement because:
“It’s kind of a fun idea. Just being able to say, like, hey man, white power.”
When the camera operator asks if he’ll put the uniform back on, he says:
“To be quite honest, I love to be offensive. It’s fun.”
So what do YOU think, Perezcious readers? Is this a troll having a laugh at the expense of minorities? Or a white supremacist trying to escape consequences?
Is there a difference???
Watch and decide or yourself (below)!
Hunt was deeply shaken by the experience, which serves as a reminder that these people can easily slip off their uniforms and walk among us with impunity.
He writes in his article:
“Since I’m a person of color, my identity is not a uniform I can take off when I am feeling unsafe├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥when I’m stopped by police or when my white girlfriend and I travel through southern towns where Confederate flags billow from porches and pickup trucks. Like all minorities, I’ve grown used to the way that difference marks me├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥the burden of being ever ready for the moment my skin turns me into a target for angry white men determined to take back what they think the world owes them.”
You can read Hunt’s entire article HERE.
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