Reprinted from Public by National Nurses United on August 12, 2017.
National Nurses United on Saturday condemned the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday sparked by a white supremacist rally in the town that resulted in the death of at least one person and multiple injuries.
NNU also criticized what it called an ‘inadequate response’ by President Trump in characterizing the appalling scene in Charlottesville as a product of violence ‘on many sides.’
‘There can be no doubt that the appalling display of white supremacy and hatred on display in Charlottesville [Saturday] was the precipitator of the violence,’ said NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro.
“As a society, it is incumbent upon all of us to forcefully repudiate all expressions of white supremacy, racial hatred, and bigotry,” said DeMoro. “Anyone familiar with the history of how white supremacy has stained our nation and our democracy can not be surprised that continued expressions of that virulent philosophy would lead to violence today.”‘ …