Grand Rapids Urban League President and CEO Joe Jones
statement on Charlottesville:


Urban League President and CEO Joe Jones issued the following statement on the violence in Charlottesville, VA:

Horrifying expressions of white supremacy and Nazi sympathies sadly are nothing novel in the United States, even in the 21st Century. What is shocking is that these demonstrations - with apparent deliberate fatal assaults against counter-protesters - should take place without a clear condemnation from the highest levels of government. What we are witnessing is a failure of our national institutions. We in the Urban League Movement call upon everyone with a voice on our national stage to condemn these demonstrations and these racist sentiments in the strongest possible terms. This is not who we are as a society and as a nation.


Joe Jones
President and CEO
Grand Rapids Urban League 





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