We’re still heartbroken and disgusted by this weekend’s events in Charlottesville.
In the immediate aftermath, we waited for the President to condemn the neo-Nazis and white supremacist terrorist groups responsible for the violence.
But Trump REFUSED to even mention the perpetrators by name:
And connie, this wasn’t an off-the-cuff, misinterpreted statement. Just yesterday, Trump made it emphatically clear that he defends the most extreme faction of his base:
Unsure →The sad truth is, the terrorist groups responsible for the horrific attacks in Charlottesville are growing.
In fact, there are currently 917 active hate groups operating across the country.
But rather than address the saturation of hate groups or surge of hate crimes nationwide, Trump has chosen to equate the actions of violent Nazis to the protesters of this vile racism.
What Trump doesn’t seem to understand is that when it comes to fighting Nazis, there are NOT many sides.
connie, it’s clear Trump is turning a blind eye to the wave of hatred, bigotry, and discrimination in our country to appease his extremist supporters.
Thanks for standing up to hate,
Such bigotry isn’t limited to any specific part of the country. In a recent incident in Williamsburg, Brooklyn — a neighborhood that is held up as the archetype of the gentrification of New York City — two Muslim women were the targets of anti-Muslim sentiment.
Amani Alkhat and Eman Bare say they were on their way to lunch, and waiting at a stoplight when an employee of a bar said to them, over his shoulder: “ISIS.”
According to a Facebook post she wrote following the incident, Alkhat turned around and said, “Excuse me?” to the man, who grinned and responded, “Are you a part of ISIS? I’m just asking!”
He had some bad luck in the Muslim women he chose to harass today, right? We immediately turned around and confronted him. I asked, “Well, are you a part of the KKK? Are you a Nazi? Actually, are you a mass shooter? Are you going to light us up right now?” I guess these two so-called oppressed girls in headscarves scared him off, because he quickly gathered his things to run back into his store. I guess he didn’t believe #MuslimWomenTalkBack!