CDR’s Statement Condemning Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

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The Center for Disability Rights is horrified and saddened by the events that have taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are in solidarity with the peaceful protesters who bravely came out to fight for equality and refused to be silenced with oppression. We wholeheartedly condemn the individuals and groups who perpetrated and/or encouraged violence.

Our employees, consumers, and the community that we serve are beautifully diverse and intersectional in race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, economic circumstance, and more. We cannot and will not condone any form of hate. Racism, along with other forms of hate directed towards marginalized people, is not welcome at the Center for Disability Rights, and we will not tolerate this hate in our local community or our nation.

We do not have all of the answers, but we will continue to work in allyship with other marginalized communities to combat bigotry and help to create a better country and world where all are welcome and diversity is embraced. In the meantime, our offices are safe spaces for anyone who feels unwelcome or unsafe. We are here to help in any way that we can.