Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stand With Charlottesville, Say No To White Supremacy #DefendCville

Why bring this message to our regular Sunday peace vigil on the bridge? Because here's just some of what white supremacists brought to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia after the town voted to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park there.

(If you're viewing this blog post as an email, here is the photo that accompanied the tweet. This exit to a parking garage is literally next door to the Charlottesville Police Department.)

And this murder where 20 year old James Alex Fields, Jr. from Ohio used a car instead of sticks (video here), killing antiracism protester Heather Heyer and injuring many others. Some people were run over twice as the driver reversed over bodies after hitting them the first time.

"Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017." Getty photo via

Also because:
In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist - we must be antiracist. -- Angela Davis

And this from a student at UVA:

What it’s like to be a Black student as white supremacists march in your college town

“Why aren’t more people alarmed that the KKK is in Charlottesville?” “They never left.”

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