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When do words become hate speech?

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White nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

White nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

When it comes to race, words matter. In the wake of the violence this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller discusses the rhetoric of white supremacist groups with Billie Murray, Professor of Communications at Villanova University.

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