If you are reporting on the arson at six predominantly African-American churches in the St. Louis area, here are quotes from the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.
“It is a sad truth that, throughout our nation’s history, African-Americans often have been met with astounding violence when they demand equality. Those who commit this violence seek to instill fear. This is why arson against predominantly black churches has been a frequent tool of white supremacy,” said Jeffrey A. Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.
“The ACLU of Missouri stands in solidarity with African-American churches and communities that find themselves the target of this domestic terrorism. We call on others, especially government officials, to join us in proclaiming that any effort to intimidate will not be tolerated in our state.”
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