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Advancement Project’s Statement Following the State of the Union

We knew Trump’s first State of the Union Address would not be for us. Since day one, this president’s rhetoric has criminalized people of color and fed off of a whitelash.

The remarks underlined that this administration’s plan is to troll us and deny us. Trump even took a swipe against athletes decrying police terrorism – yes, the same ones whose mothers he called bitches.

He and his followers want a world where police brutality goes unchecked, where Black and Central American countries can be insulted, and communities of color don’t have a voice or power.

That’s exactly why we can’t let up. When we stop taking action, the other side wins.

As we said when this administration first started, we are stronger when we band together in solidarity. Nothing makes Trump’s friends angrier than when we band together and make ourselves heard.

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