Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors On How To Heal In The Aftermath Of Charlottesville 

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 18, 2017

Activist Patrisse Cullors discusses racism, Charlottesville violence and how to stay safe while protesting.

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[BLANK_AUDIO] So now we mentioned earlier the beating of Deandre Harris and the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville. What do you say to people who see that as a reason not to protest? Well first of all, I want to send my condolences to Heather's family. And I want to send my deep love to Deandre as he's recovering from his injuries. And all of the people from Charlottesville that were physically abused, but also traumatized. And continue to be traumatized. By the experiences that have happened over the last couple of days. But I think that we should make sure that our communities are safe right now. And I think we need to make sure that folks Continue to not to show up in the streets but they're significant amount of policies, racist policies that this administration is upholding across the nation but also that a lot of our local government are upholding. Like the muslim ban. Like the continued disruption of undocumented communities. Like the continued killings of black people at the hands of law enforcement. So yes we need to be in the streets and Our folks need to also realize that our local governments that are national government. Has to be accountable for the policies that they've created to allow for white supremacists. That have been showing up in, in these streets. [BLANK_AUDIO]