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Charlottesville: Why it matters to us

Many of you know of the recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA. The one where white supremacists and Neo-Nazis and the KKK had a rally shouting things like “Jews will not replace us,” “White lives matter,” and “Blood and soil.” During this rally a terrorist used his car to plow into a crowd of people, killing one and injuring many others.
You can watch a 20-minute documentary from VICE on the events here:
https://news.vice.com/story/vice-news-tonight-full-episode-charlottesville-race-and-terror
This event was abhorrent.
Why am I addressing a racist event on a blog for a domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes? Because all forms of injustice intersect somewhere. People of color experience sexual assault, and other abuse at higher rates. When we allow racism to abound, we allow the continued oppression of people of color in many forms, including sexual violence, domestic violence, and other crimes.
Racism is about seeing one people group or race as superior to a…