William Barber: White Nationalists Want to Roll Back Voting Rights, Health Care, and Living Wages
BARBER: ">> Well I think we ought to be very careful, joy, and let me just apologize to my good friend, your other guest Richard painter for calling him, not calling, miscalling his name last week, I meant Richard Spencer. The bottom line is 80% of the statutes like the one in charlottesville were placed between 1890 and 1922. They were put in place to celebrate the return of white supremacists’ policies into the federal government and state government, and into the law and into the Constitution, put there to celebrate a president by 1917, 1916, who was a white supremacist, white nationalist sympathizer. What we have to understand is unite the right for us, that rally was never about hate, just personal hate. It was about a form of white power. Richard Spencer and others want a GOP that attacks immigrants, that rolls back voting rights and rolls back equal protection policies and attacks immigrants, and we have to understand that white supremacy, white nationalism has an agenda, so it’s right to protest the statues but understand the history, and so if we March there, we need to March on the Congress and the senators, and say, do you agree with rolling back voting rights, because that’s a white supremacist position. Do you agree with attacking immigrants because that is a white supremacist, white nationalist agenda. Do you agree with rolling back health care and living wages, because that’s what white nationalists also want to do. Do you agree with rolling back equal protection under the law, because that’s what white nationalists do. So we have to make sure we don’t take our eyes off the statutes that the statues represent."