Understandably, frustration is the natural response to the violence and hatred that ocurred in Charlottesville just days ago. And while it's easy—and probably therapeutic—to release this frustration on social media, there is so much more we can do to prevent and push back against white supremacy and racism. Those who insighted such violence were there for a very deliberate reason, to return the country—where diverse voices are celebrated—into one in which they are silenced. To help encourage those voices and remain vigilent in times of extreme adversity, donate to organizations that need it most, show up to rallies and protests and demand your voice be heard, and contact your congressmen and women to explain why this kind of behavior is unacceptable.
Call your senators and representatives to explain why this kind of hate and violence is unacceptable in the American democracy and should be denounced by all branches of government. Insist that they hold the president and his administration accountable for continuing to embolden this kind of behavior.
Most importantly, keep talking. The worst thing we can do is pretend as if this was an isolated incident of racism in a "post-racial" society. Make no mistake, this was an act of white supremacy and neo-nazism and we must understand that unless we continue to push back against violent bigotry and prejudice, we will never progress. So keep talking, hold people accountable, and never stop fighting for justice.