YWCA USA: No Two Sides to Racism

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YWCA USA: No Two Sides to Racism


STATEMENT BY YWCA USA INTERIM CEO CASEY HARDEN

“There is only one right side on the issue of racism. For President Trump to draw equivalencies between white supremacists and those who oppose them is deceptive – no such sameness exists. This common false narrative reinforces longstanding inequities and further empowers those who perpetuate them. Each of us must understand the difference between justice and oppression, and then act accordingly.”

About YWCA USA

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more: www.ywca.org.

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