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Denouncing Neo-Nazis in Virginia

August 13, 2017 3:18 PM


Join me in denouncing the neo-nazi demonstration and the related deaths of three people in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday. There is no place whatsoever for for the rhetoric or viewpoint of our radicalized fellow citizens anywhere in America.

In addition to making individuals of color and non-Christian religions feel threatened across the country yesterday, one of the neo-nazi demonstrators drove a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racism demonstrators, killing one. Two Virginia state troopers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed en route to the demonstration.

We quite literally have neo-nazis marching in the streets of America and those of us who are white and therefore less personally threatened by it really need to get our heads around the fact that so much hate has taken such a firm hold in our country. We need to stand up for our neighbors of color and non-Christian religions and their right to live free of persecution.

I join Mayor Soglin in his abhorrence of the events in Charlottesville yesterday and will continue to work to make Madison a city where hate has no place.

To my neighbors of color: I am sorry. You deserve to feel safe and secure in your community. While you certainly notice racism more acutely than I do, and therefore yesterday's events were perhaps not quite the shock they were for many white individuals, I imagine yesterday was rough. It is not your job to educate me on how best to 'get it,' but if you feel you can and would like to share, I would welcome any ideas for how I can help you feel safer in this community.

There will be a vigil for those three individuals who were killed and in solidarity with Charlottesville at the capitol tonight at 8pm.

Stand strong together east side,

Amanda Hall

Alder, District 3


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