NAACP chief: There will be more Charlottesvilles because Trump has created hostile climate

By | August 30, 2017

The NAACP’s leader said Tuesday there would be more racial violence because the Trump administration has “created an atmosphere” that emboldens white supremacists and other hate groups.

“There will be many Charlottesvilles,” Derrick Johnson, the NAACP’s interim president and CEO, said in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington.

Johnson was referring to the white supremacist rally in Virginia earlier this month, where neo-Nazis and other groups protested the possible removal of a Confederate statue. One woman was killed, allegedly by an Ohio man who drove his car into the crowd of counter-protestors.

“We are in trying times,” Johnson said. “Unfortunately this administration has created a climate where … (hate groups) feel comfortable to walk in public without the hoods anymore.” (USA Today)

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