White supremacy should be unequivocally challenged and given no quarter in our society — whether it manifests through violent Neo-Nazis gathering in Charlottesville, or through the more insidious and less-visible injustices which define life for so many Portlanders of color.
Where there are calls for unity, let us also make the call for justice. Building a Portland for the people means confronting hate in all of its forms.
Tonight, I joined many Portlanders in a small act of solidarity with the people of Charlottesville who stood up to white supremacists and Neo-Nazis.
August 13, 2017