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By Michael E. Miller
The Washington Post 

The KKK attacked her family; Now she's writing to a Neo-Nazi


August 13, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — On the first day of class, on one of the country's most diverse college campuses, the assignment came as something of a shock.

Write to a former neo-Nazi who had firebombed a synagogue, the instructor told his students at George Mason University.

Near the front of the class, Stacy Nelson stirred in her seat.

The African American senior had been hesitant to take a course on hate crimes when the subject seemed all too real. At the time, the country was nearing the end of a divisive and racially charged presidential election campaign. The alt-right, with its call for a fo...

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