Statement on the Violence in Virginia
The violence in Virginia over the weekend of August 12th was a terrible reminder of the racism that is rampant in our country today. The current Administration has emboldened those who wish to divide us.
We are heartened, however, by the outpouring of condemnation, even from people who we may have expected to remain silent. Silence is not an acceptable response to those who wish to incite riots based on racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice.
Equality Federation stands in solidarity with every person and community resisting racism and bigotry. The chants of the white nationalists against people of color, LGBTQ people, and Jewish people are a reminder that we are all in in this struggle together. Equality Federation is committed to centering racial justice and solidarity across all our movements in our work to win full equality.