Presidential Statements

Now, as in 2017, past presidents demonstrate that moral leadership and standing against racism are not Left or Right.

President Jimmy Carter:

…silence can be as deadly as violence. People of power, privilege, and moral conscience must stand up and say “no more” to a racially discriminatory police and justice system, immoral economic disparities between whites and blacks, and government actions that undermine our unified democracy.

President George W. Bush:

It is time for us to listen. […]

We can only see the reality of America’s need by seeing it through the eyes of the threatened, oppressed, and disenfranchised.

President Barack Obama:

…it falls on all of us … to work together to create a “new normal” in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts.