Elizabeth Finch's letter regarding hate in Charlottesville (Aug. 26) encouraged me to write one also. I cringed while watching a replay of the march with its hateful chants and was amazed that President Trump didn't openly condemn the man who, when interviewed by a reporter, calmly explained that he could no longer vote for Mr. Trump, who had allowed his beautiful daughter to marry a Jew.
The scene reminded me of Little Rock, Arkansas in 1954, when one brave black girl was screamed at by many middle aged white women for daring to attend a previously all-white school.
What makes people so hateful and vindictive toward individuals whom they've never met? How do we counteract that visceral hate without resorting to violence?
Carol Redding, Granville