Bigotry, sadly, can exist in a country dominated by human kindness

Many of the protesters who went to Charlottesville, Va., were there simply because they are bigots. Call them what you will, but the plain truth is that scores, perhaps hundreds, of the protesters were white people who despise and often hate those of other races, creeds and even geographic backgrounds.

In a nation of approximately 320 million people, it is inevitable that some bigots will be present. Every pond has its scum.

But what they should understand is this: The overwhelming majority of Americans despise them.

We want nothing to do with their sick mindset, which runs counter to our nation’s ideals.