COVINGTON: IF YOU STILL THINK NICK SANDMANN’S SMILE IS PROOF OF RACISM, YOU’RE SEEING WHAT YOU W…

COVINGTON: IF YOU STILL THINK NICK SANDMANN’S SMILE IS PROOF OF RACISM, YOU’RE SEEING WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE. Surely if Sandmann’s objective had been to harass the Native Americans and sow racial discord, he would not have attempted to defuse the situation. In fact, this gesture supports the claim he made in his official statement that he “motioned to my classmate and tried to get him to stop engaging with the protestor, as I was still in the mindset that we needed to calm down tensions.” That’s just one moment from the video footage. There are others. There’s the moment when the Black Hebrew Israelites, a black nationalist cult, tells one of the few black teens that his friends are going to kill him and steal his organs, and a young white man turns to his classmate, touches him affectionately, and says, “But we love you!” There’s the moment when the black nationalists declare that “your president is a…

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