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August 12, 2017

Silence is a Betrayal of Basic Decency


August 12, 2017 

Silence is a Betrayal of Basic Decency
A statement by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.



President Donald Trump offered the citizens of Guam in the face of provocation an assurance of safety; he should do the same for the citizens of Charlottesville, Va., in the face of provocation.


To be silent is to encourage the militaristic, hateful, un-American behavior we are witnessing in the streets of Charlottesville as hundreds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen and their supporters gather in that historic college town.


They must not be given a comfort zone. The President must condemn this invasion of hate in the strongest terms.


At the same time, we must make absolutely sure we do not resemble these club wielding lost souls in any shape or form in our words or deeds. We must follow Michelle Obama’s beautiful advice.


 “When they go low, we go high.”


We must resist their evil effort to drag America backward not with bricks and bats but with conscious righteousness, truth, faith and love, the weapons we have always used to overcome on our way to the mountaintop.


Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Founder and President

Rainbow PUSH Coalition







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