Take a Stand Against Racism Following Alleged White Supremacist Attack

Target: Michelle Wu, Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts

Goal: Create a race commission to take swift and substantial action to address ongoing racism in Boston.

In early July 2022 members of the white supremacist organization the Patriot Front marched down the streets of Boston, terrorizing the community and allegedly attacking a Black man named Charles Murrell – who was brought to Tufts Medical Center as a result of the altercation. Since the incident Black leaders and activists have called on Boston and Mayor Wu to “address the legacy of racism” in the city.

Black community leaders have called for “a continuous investigation” into how to address the threat from the Patriot Front as well as into Boston Police Department’s response to the white supremacist group during the incident. Kevin Peterson, founder of the New Democracy Coalition, has also called on Boston’s mayor to create a race commission to “assess where the city stands in terms of race and then through that propose plausible policy solutions,” according to Mass Live. Another community leader, Rev. Miniard Culpepper has called on Massachusetts’s representatives to adopt more robust hate crime laws in the state and to compile thorough data on incidents like the Patriot Front march.

It is critically important that elected officials throughout the United States listen to the calls to action being put forward by Black leaders and activists – like those in Boston – and take swift and substantial action to address the ongoing harms of racism. Sign here to call on Boston’s Mayor to listen to Black activists and create a race commission to address racism.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Wu,

On July 2nd, 100 members of the white supremacist group the Patriot Front marched through the streets of Boston and allegedly attacked Charles Murrell. This is just one more example, in a line of many, that show Black people are still facing harm and danger because of pervasive racism in the United States.

Black leaders and activists have called on you to create a race commission to “assess where the city stands in terms of race and then through that propose plausible policy solutions,” according to Mass Live. They have also called for “continuous investigations” into the threat of the Patriot Front and the Boston Police Department’s response to the white supremacist organization during the march.

The ongoing civil rights investigation of the incident and calling out racist organizations for their terror and bigotry is just a start. To create real and lasting change, officials throughout the United States must listen to the calls to action put forward by Black leaders and activists. Please do everything in your power to establish a race commission to address the continued presence of racism in Boston.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ivan Radic


4 Comments

  1. Manitou Calmstorm says:

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WHITE SUPREMACY ANY MORE. IF ANYONE EVEN PRETENDS TO THAT ASSPECT ALL THE BLACKS HAVE TO DO IS THROW A BIG OL TANTRUM AND THAT’S IT.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, I’LL TELL YOU WHAT RACISM IS. BLACKS BITCHING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACISTS. NOT ALL WHITE FOLKS ARE RACISTS, ACTUALLY VERY FEW ARE. IT’S THOSE WHO KEEP BITCHING ABOUT THEY ARE THE ONLY OPPRESSED ONES, YOU BLACKS ARE THE BIGGEST RACISTS EVER!

    IT IS NOT RACIST TO BE PROUD TO BE WHITE! IF YOU THINK IT IS. THEN YOU’RE A PISS ASS RACIST. GOD HAS NO RACE, WHY SHOULD WE? NO RACE, JUST A BROTHERHOOD! I’M A PROUD NATIVE AMERICAN OF THE CHIPPEWA NATION. IF ANYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TELL ALL OF YOU TO F.O.A.D. IT’S ME. BUT, I DON’T, BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE TO SHARE THIS PLANET, WHY NOT JUST ACCEPT THAT?

  2. Kate Kenner says:

    The writer above might want to change his/her name to Manitou Idiot No one ever said all white people are racist and black people have plenty to be angry about. So is this person proud to be white or proud to be Chippewa? Yes, indigenous people have plenty to be angry about but that is not the point. Sadly this person shows only ignorance and is indeed racist as is shown in the comment. If there is no white supremacy I wonder who is killing all those black people and carrying those racist signs, etc.

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