It is 2017 and yet everything I witnessed in Charlottesville, VA this past Saturday seemed reminiscent of things I’d read and seen in my history textbooks. Crowds of people gathered flying Confederate and Nazi flags, shouting words of hate. Some counter protesters shouted back, while others stood silently in prayer or singing words of peace. I witnessed people bloodied. I saw people fighting. I heard tear gas being deployed – I could smell it and see it spreading.