Statement on White Extremist Rally and Terrorist Attack - Advancement Project - Advancement Project

Statement on White Extremist Rally and Terrorist Attack

Trump has encouraged violence against protestors in his rallies, and today was an extension of that hatred.

Washington — Following a weekend of racism on full display in Charlottesville and a terrorist attack that claimed a life, Advancement Project, a national racial justice organization, released the following statement:

“The heinous showings of racism in Charlottesville are despicable,” said Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project’s national office. “This racism is nothing new. No hoods were involved but the racist venom was the same. Unfortunately, people calling for peace and unity became targets of this racism and we mourn the loss of life and hope for recovery of those injured.”

“Importantly, racism and terrorist attacks such as today’s are encouraged by racist statements, innuendos, and hiring decisions made by the Trump administration. Trump has encouraged violence against protestors in his rallies, and today was an extension of that hatred.”

“It is not enough to condemn one racist rally or act of violence. We must all use our voices to condemn the whole of systemic racism.”

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