While the Trump administration has been busy trying to justify placing so-called Black extremist groups at the top of the FBI's most dangerous terrorists list, the real terrorists in America are exposing themselves every day.
In West Virginia, a group of correctional cadets gave the Nazi salute while posing for a class photo.
NBC News reports the Nazi salute began two to three weeks into training as one that the cadets have described as a "sign of respect" for an individual identified as "Instructor Byrd."
Instructor Byrd told investigators she was unaware of the “historical or racial implications of the gesture” stating that it was just a greeting.
"As I said from the beginning, I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class 18 in the strongest possible terms," Governor Jim Justice said in a statement.
"This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated on my watch in any agency of state government."
BBC reports the cadets have been fired.
What's important to point out is how embolden racists have become over the past few years. Some may think that the Nazi salutes mean nothing in the grand scheme of things but the fact that Trump is openly calling for a civil war makes this a dangerous situation.
VICTOR J MORROW