August 17th, 2017

Ron Burton simply refers to his hometown as the “804.” Highland Springs, a suburb of nearly 16,000 residents on the east side of Richmond, Virginia, is where Michigan State’s defensive tackles’ coach calls home. Head 80 miles west on Interstate 64 and you will run into Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia and ground zero for racial violence in America. Hundreds of protesters faced off Saturday in the college town, forcing police in riot gear to disperse crowds before the beginning of a white-nationalist rally downtown.

Source: Lansing State Journal