Category Archives: Policy & Issues

Trump attacks black CEO who resigned from White House council over response to Charlottesville protests

It took President Donald Trump less than an hour to criticize Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier for resigning Monday from the White House’s American Manufacturing Council. Meanwhile, it’s been two days since white nationalists and neo-Nazis overtook a college town in Virginia, and Trump has yet to publicly condemn them. Frazier, an African-American, announced on Twitter… Read More »

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds To President Trump’s Latest Statement Following Charlottesville Attack

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement Monday after President Trump met with Attorney General Sessions and FBI Director Wray to discuss the mass violence that broke out in Charlottesville this weekend after thousands of KKK and white supremacist-inspired marchers staged a “Unite… Read More »

How Will the Church Reckon With Charlottesville?

On Saturday, white supremacists violently attacked protesters marching against them in Charlottesville. A 20-year-old man, James Alex Fields Jr., allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of people, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 others. Two state police officers also died while monitoring the protests after their helicopter crashed. The next day… Read More »