In a recent New York Times article on how the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville inspired President Bident to run, Professor Jalane Schmidt speaks on the need for accountability and justice before calls for unity. “We have a whole major political party that, too large of a section of it, supports undemocratic practices, voter suppression and the coddling of these conspiracy theories,” Dr. Schmidt says, as quoted in the article, referring to Republicans. “So healing? Unity? You can’t do that with people who don’t adhere to basic democratic principles.” Read the article here.