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.
Earlier in a parking garage in #Charlottesville - white supremacists beat this black kid w/poles. [Photo for by @zdroberts @NationofChange] pic.twitter.com/LLPBPjb8si— Zach D Roberts (@zdroberts) August 12, 2017
(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 Heavy.com|
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: