Over the weekend, white supremacists gathered to silence the truth with hate, as they attempted to erase the voices calling for an awakened society without symbols of racism. The Truth Telling Project condemns the white supremacist march and the terrorism against anti-racist protestors in Charlottesville. We also question law enforcement as they did little to stop violence that left many injured and sadly some dead. We support the Charlottesville community and the targets of this racial hatred. We believe that those in the highest office must also condemn this racism because it encourages others. At the same time, we call attention to the fact that this violent and hateful display of hatred is merely the tip of the white supremacist iceberg that consists of housing discrimination, economic inequality, racist policing, mass incarceration, unequal education, and much more.
The duty of every citizen begins, but does not end with, denouncing and resisting open fascists. Our duty also requires us to hold accountable, law enforcement and all elected officials who fail to stop this violence and hatred. It is our duty to challenge and dismantle the many histories of structural oppression that brought us to this point, and to move toward meaningful reparations, justice, and healing. We counter this violence and hatred with the love that emanates from truth. We stand with you and we stand together.