It's Called Domestic Terrorism
It is unbelievable and hard to reckon with the fact that we currently have a sitting president who will not outright denounce white nationalism and white supremacists. After this weekend in Charlottesville, how can we ignore that white nationalism is an essential core principle of Trump's platform and the motivation for the most destructive and violent part of his base?
Every time Trump does not condemn these acts of violence and hate, he is giving them his tacit approval. And his lack of outcry is intentional. His election was buoyed by the likes of white nationalists, many of whom were emboldened to go out on the streets in Charlottesville this weekend.
What can we do? For starters, let's call it for what it is - domestic terrorism. Language is powerful, and can change the way people perceive events. Since this administration started, politicians and the media, have been hesitant to label hate speech, and other violent acts committed by white nationalists as terrorism, but the events of this weekend have finally got them changing their tune. And we need to make sure it stays that way. Free speech does not protect hate speech.
Join us at solidarity events happening across the nation. Guide below.
1. STAND IN SOLIDARITY with Charlottesville. Find an event or vigil near you.