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After mass shootings, Republicans wrestle with politics of race

Posted on AllSides August 6th, 2019
From The Center
racism, Donald Trump, mass shootings, GOP, white supremacy

More GOP leaders see an urgent need to explicitly condemn white supremacy. But criticism of the president’s rhetoric complicates the matter for many.

As the nation grapples with the aftermath of two horrific mass shootings – one allegedly committed by an avowed white supremacist – the Republican Party has been engaging in a kind of soul-searching of its own.

Many leading Republican politicians, including several from states with large Latino populations, have made a point of calling out “white supremacy” by name and urging others in their party to...

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