Press Release

Statement Denouncing Trump’s Continued Blaming of "Many Sides" for White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

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Washington, August 15, 2017 | comments

There is no moral equivalence between the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, and those who are standing up to them for the freedom and equality of all. The President must show leadership in understanding and underscoring the threat these groups pose to our nation.  Because as they say in their own words and through their actions wreaking havoc on Muslims, Jews, gays and people of color, they feel they are helping President Trump “make America great again” by “taking their country back.”  In reality, they are taking us back to the days of lynchings of African Americans by the Klan and the murder of millions of Jews by the Nazis.  

The President of the United States needs to take strong and aggressive leadership to let the KKK, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists know that they are not speaking for him.  He must also initiate an investigation by the Department of Justice into the racist and violent actions by these groups. 

The racism and violent tendencies of these groups were laid bare, when that young white supremacist, buoyed by a rising tide of hate, felt bold enough to plow his car into a crowd of people.  Our country needs the President to seize this moment, to stand up and strongly condemn and prosecute this hate and violence, and to be a leader in healing the racial hatred that has our nation crying out.

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