Human Rights First on the Tragedy in El Paso and the Need to Confront White Nationalism
Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First today expressed its profound condolences to those impacted by yesterday’s act of domestic terrorism in El Paso, Texas. In response, Human Rights First President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement:
Again this weekend the country mourns as another senseless, vicious, and cowardly act of domestic terrorism has taken place. And again, we see a gunman motivated by the vitriol and rhetoric of white supremacy and nationalism. From El Paso to Pittsburgh, our nation is trapped in a tragic cycle of healing from attacks like yesterday’s, or preparing for the next, and it has to stop. Our leaders, whether in Congress or in law enforcement, need to speak clearly about this rising threat and take aggressive action to confront it. The United States has a problem with white supremacist violence, and the sooner we face up to it, the safer we all will be.