WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coming Clean, a network of 200 community, state and national organizations working to reduce the disproportionate suffering toxic chemicals impose on people of color and the poor, is deeply saddened and disappointed by the recent racist, hateful actions in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our hearts are with the victims of these attacks—whether they died or were injured directly by white supremacists, died in an accident while seeking to protect the public, or were one of the millions among us who felt the chill and horror intended by this terrorist attack. We condemn racism and all supremacist ideologies everywhere they appear, be they in the streets of Charlottesville, our institutions of government and criminal justice, and in the daily lives of those who continue to suffer their impacts.
These recent events, and their aftermath, remind us yet again that the cause of justice, with people historically and currently discriminated against in this country, is a righteous path for all to travel together. Now is the moment—and going forward is the way—for good people of all backgrounds to stand together to call out that which is abhorrent and unacceptable: the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, White Separatists, White Nationalists, antisemitism, and any supremacist ideology which has entangled itself in the fabric of our national identity.
For 16 years, Coming Clean has been working to put power back into the hands of people who have been treated unjustly—both historically and today. Through our work to support and elevate grassroots, community voices which are all too often ignored, we've encountered the repugnant undercurrents of racism and intolerance time and again. While we're no strangers to this concern, this recent terrorist attack further impacts us all. As we also feel the sting of this attack, we stand side-by-side in solidarity with every victim and the causes they make sacrifices for.
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