Es­ca­lat­ing vi­o­lence and rhetoric against mi­nori­ties

The Miracle - - Editorial Views - By: Her­man Thind Di­rec­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions PMSMF

(Sur­rey, BC) The events of Au­gust 12, 2017 in Vir­ginia are but just the lat­est in a series of events of es­ca­lat­ing vi­o­lence and rhetoric against mi­nori­ties and against the rights of all peo­ple. We have seen the rhetoric of hate grow louder not just in the United States but also here in Canada. What hap­pened yes­ter­day was not a protest or a march but a race riot planned and per­pe­trated by na­tion­al­ists and right wing ex­trem­ists whose agenda it is to di­min­ish and erode any and all civil rights and re­turn us to a so­ci­ety full of big­otry and ha­tred. We at PMSF con­demn the “unite the right” move­ment, we call it for what it is, a fas­cist and racist su­prem­a­cist move­ment, and we pledge to con­tinue to fight racism and all other forms of dis­crim­i­na­tion. We are also grate­ful to the brave peo­ple that stood up against this big­otry and of­fer our con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of Heather Heyer who lost her life at the hands of hate. For mi­nori­ties, peo­ple of colour, LBGTQ peo­ple we ad­vise against travel to cer­tain re­gions in the South­ern United States, and sug­gest ex­treme vig­i­lance when trav­el­ing to any other Amer­i­can des­ti­na­tions.

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