Charlottesville Reminds Us of the Courage It Takes to Stand Against Racism

Posted at https://www.everyday-democracy.org/news/charlottesville-reminds-us-courage-it-takes-stand-against-racism Author: Martha McCoy, Executive Director, Everyday Democracy August 15, 2017 (Photo credit: Phil Roeder) The horrific events that took place in Charlottesville this past weekend underscore the role racism has played, and continues to play, in the history of … Continued

CLASP Responds to Charlottesville

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): This statement from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) can be attributed to Oliva Golden, CLASP Executive Director  Washington, DC, August 15, 2017—The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) stands firmly with others in expressing … Continued

Sessions Emerges as Forceful Figure in Condemning Charlottesville Violence

New York Times By CHARLIE SAVAGE and REBECCA R. RUIZ AUG. 14, 2017 WASHINGTON — When Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced the violence in Charlottesville, Va., as an “evil” act of domestic terrorism on Monday, he was in some ways an unlikely figure … Continued

Sign Open Letter to Media: Call the Hate Groups What They Are

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): This weekend, we watched in horror as white supremacists and Nazis marched through the streets of Charlottesville, VA, inciting violence that caused the death of at least one peaceful anti-racism demonstrator. There’s no question that the … Continued