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White House incites racial and religious violence

Melvin B. Miller
White House incites racial and religious violence
“The Trumpites plan to ‘make America great again’ with neo-antisemitism and the revival of lynching.”

The results of the recent midterm election will have little impact on one of the nation’s leading problems — anti-Semitism and racial discrimination against blacks.

An attack on parishioners of a Pittsburgh’s synagogue on Sat., Oct. 27, left 11 dead and many wounded. The “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 11, 2017 indicated that Jews were in the crosshairs. Protesters chanted, “Jews will not replace us.” It was only a matter of time before violence struck.

Just two years earlier on June 17, 2015 Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white southerner murdered 9 black parishioners at a church in Charleston, S.C. Recently, a protester sent mail bombs to two black U.S. senators, a black congresswoman and George Soros a Jewish billionaire, all of whom are critics of Donald Trump.

Support from the White House has encouraged the right wing extremists. Just recently Trump announced that he is a nationalist, the name of the party that became the Nazis in Germany. When commenting earlier on the Charlottesville violence, Trump excused the violent conduct of the racists by stating that there were “very fine people on both sides.”

Martin Luther King said, “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

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