"A White kid with a flag?!" one woman quickly tweeted.
The ACLU captioned the photo of the child, which was tweeted out on Wednesday, "This is the future that ACLU members want". This seemingly innocent act promptly set off a leftist firestorm.
"When your Twitter followers keep you in check and remind you that white supremacy is everywhere", the ACLU responded, including a.gif of Kermit the Frog saying, "That's a very good point".
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It's one thing to call immigrants rapists or to mock a disabled reporter or to give winking support to the alt-right. Horrifying expressions of white supremacy and Nazi sympathies are not novel to our nation or the 21st century.
The group has decided it will no longer defend hate groups protesting with firearms.
Since the tragedy, however, they have come increasingly under fire, with even the Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe taking shots at them and blaming them for the bloodshed that unfolded, telling NPR that the city of #Charlottesville had originally meant to have the protests designated to a park a few miles away from the downtown area, with plenty of open spaces, but they were "unfortunately sued by the ACLU". The group had argued for the group's right to rally, a decision it reconsidered after the event turned violent and counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed. "'For more cute ACLU babies, follow us on Instagram!"
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