Virginia's current turmoil is state's chance to reconcile with its racist past

Cornell Brooks, a Virginia resident and former president of the NAACP, and a current professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, said that while Virginia “is embracing the politics, the economics and the future”, there is a limit to its progressiveness.

It’s 400 years since the ship carrying the first African slaves to America docked on the coast of Virginia, beginning a process that would see millions of black people forced into servitude.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte