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Urban League of Broward County Issues Statement about Charlottesville, Virginia Hate Rally
Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 14, 2017 – The Urban League of Broward County released this statement today following the hate rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday:
This weekend’s terrible expressions of white supremacy and neo-Nazi beliefs and resulting violence are a painful reminder of how much more, we as a nation, must do to reverse the blatant racism that has long permeated our history.
We, as the Urban League of Broward County, call upon everyone in our community and far beyond to condemn these horrible demonstrations and reject hateful ideology and violence in the strongest possible terms.
We should all be disgusted by these acts of terrorism that violate the most basic principles of decency and our shared humanity. This is not the America we know.
Let’s take this moment of tragedy and intolerance to tone down the political rhetoric and the negativity we often see across the political spectrum; let’s stand together and united against those who want to divide us.
About Urban League of Broward County
The Urban League of Broward County is a not for profit organization founded to empower communities and change lives. The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African-Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. Our “Breaking the Cycle” programs uplift more than 9,000 people every year through affordable housing initiatives, youth development, and diversion, employment and training, community empowerment, and civic engagement. Learn more about the Urban League of Broward County by visiting: www.ulbroward.org.