National Urban League Statement on White Supremacy Demonstration in Charlottesville

August 12 2017

NEW YORK (August 12, 2017) National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement on the violence in Charlottesville, VA:

"Horrifying expressions of white supremacy and Nazi sympathies sadly are nothing novel in the United States, even in the 21st Century. What is shocking is that these demonstrations - with apparent deliberate fatal assaults against counter-protesters - should take place without a clear condemnation from the highest levels of government. What we are witnessing is a failure of our national institutions. We in the Urban League Movement call upon everyone with a voice on our national stage to condemn these demonstrations and these racist sentiments in the strongest possible terms. This is not who we are as a society and as a nation."

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