Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Los Angeles, CA — Today in Christchurch, New Zealand, at least 49 of our Muslim brothers and sisters were killed while worshipping by a white supremacist in a terrorist attack and many more were injured.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:
Dear fellow Asian Americans,
Modern day Ku Klux Klan members marched through Charlottesville this past weekend, emboldened, in their own words, by our current President. They lacked hoods but if anyone doubted their intentions, they carried torches and Nazi and Confederate flags to ensure the world knew what they stood for: white supremacy, white power, and nativism. They came ostensibly to protect and promote Confederate history, but took clear aim at African Americans, immigrants, and the civil rights movements of the past and present.