August 5, 2012, a white supremacist murdered six members of the Sikh community at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
June 17, 2015, a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
August 12, 2017, a white supremacist murdered Heather Heyer during a counter-protest to a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
October 27, 2018, a white supremacist murdered 11 people, making it the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the United States, at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
And on August 3, 2019, a white supremacist murdered 22 people after he traveled ten hours to our nation’s southern border in El Paso, Texas.
These are only a few incidences of what has become an alarming increase in the number of hate crimes taking place across America in recent years.
If the answer to the question ‘do racism and white supremacy exist?’ is yes, then the real question isn’t who is or isn’t a racist, but who is and isn’t doing something about it.
It’s not enough to speak out against these racist acts. We must take action. Today, I’m releasing my plan to confront hate crimes and white supremacist violence.
Here’s how we do it: