SURJ MN response to Charlottesville

This weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists and Neo-nazis protested the planned removal of a monument to a racist leader — and thousands of anti-racists rallied to shut down the display of hate, racism and bigotry in their community. In an act of white terror, a 20-year-old white man from Ohio accelerated his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and starkly reminding us of the deadly threat of white supremacy, not only in Virginia but across the nation.

Make no mistake, these white nationalists, Nazis, and alt-right fascists are here in Minnesota, too. They are beside us at work, in our neighborhoods, and at our family gatherings.