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Your new You Write the Caption challenge: 08/21/17

Welcome to You Write the Caption, the Charlotte Observer cartoon caption contest, an opportunity to test your wit and win a prize. Each Monday, Observer editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers will post a political cartoon that needs a caption and invite readers to write one. Winner will receive a print of the cartoon with the caption on it. To learn more about our contest and see our caption writing guidelines, please click here.

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Republicans have courted racists for years. Why are they cringing now?

Last week’s violent demonstration by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, culminating in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, made for a carnival of obscenity as sickening as it was riveting. But the thing is, it did not spring from nowhere. In 1968, Richard Nixon employed the controversial “Southern Strategy” to draw whites to his presidential campaign.

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Powerful speech at vigil: "This is what happens when you give white supremacy a pass"

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Car rams into crowd at 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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White supremacy protests in Charlottesville, Va., devolve into a chaotic day of violence

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What you should expect during a TSA pat down at the airport under new regulations

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TSA advises RDU passengers to "double check their bags"

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Man shot dead on Albemarle Road

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Lynyrd Skynyrd created The John Boy and Billy Big Show's most memorable moment

A burst of murals at Camp North End 1:56

A burst of murals at Camp North End

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What American Airlines' new Charlotte hub leader means for CLT

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Curtis Samuel back at practice

Tonya Jameson held at gunpoint by off-duty cop as she picks up new SUV

Knoxville Police are looking into an officer’s actions after a Charlotte woman said the off-duty officer pulled a gun on her as she changed a license plate on her newly purchased SUV Tonya Jameson, 45, is a former Charlotte Observer reporter and columnist
Diedra Laird The Charlotte Observer
Tonya Jameson held at gunpoint by off-duty cop as she picks up new SUV 2:05

Tonya Jameson held at gunpoint by off-duty cop as she picks up new SUV

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African Moment: A visitor comes calling in South Africa

Boy Scouts executive: 'We have not lost our way' 8:39

Boy Scouts executive: 'We have not lost our way'

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Not A Toll Man (Parody of the Blues Brothers' Soul Man) from Charlotte Squawks 12