Outraged by senseless deaths
"I'm outraged by the violence and senseless deaths that occurred Saturday in Charlottesville and condemn those who would abuse our freedoms and divide us with bigotry. Hatred will never have a place in the true American spirit. Our condolences are with the families of all three of the victims." - Statement from Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning
Demand Trump acknowledge domestic terrorism
"After the deadly and ugly events in Charlottesville I am calling on President Trump to clearly and unequivocally condemn and denounce the violent protest organized by the white supremacists and neo-Nazis, including Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, with support from David Duke. President Trump must immediately call this for what it is - no cover, no euphemisms.
"This was a terror attack by white supremacists.
"Join me in signing a petition demanding that President Trump acknowledges this hate for what it is: Domestic terrorism willfully perpetrated by white supremacists.
"While President Trump is back in New York today - let's remind him: hate has no sides and violence has no place." - Statement from NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Call this what it is: White supremacy
"Let’s call this what it is. Let’s silence the dog whistles. Let’s take a deep breath and stand back to look at the events of this past weekend. Let’s call it what it is: White Supremacy. Let’s go over what it’s not. It’s not the “alt-right” movement, it’s not the protest of an oppressed people, it’s not a display of patriotism by “real” Americans. Let’s call it what it is: White Supremacy. Let’s stop dancing around our discomfort with the term. Let’s stop pretending that we live in an equal society. Let’s stop pretending that racism doesn’t exist. Let’s face this ugliness like adults and call it what it is: White Supremacy. The idealistic dreams on which our country was founded have not been realized. Let’s call it what it is."
White Supremacy, noun. the belief that white people are superior to those of all other races, especially the black race, and should therefore dominate society.
"So let’s call it what it is and figure out how to eradicate it. Because a United States that embraces White Supremacy will never be truly united." - Amie Acton of Alfred Station
Diversity is our greatest strength
"We will not fall victim to the hatred and bigotry displayed by these violent extremists because we know that diversity is our greatest strength and that exclusion is a sure path to defeat. We reject these ideas, we condemn them, and we encourage everyone to engage them, disprove them, and publicly defeat them." - Marc J. Cohen, president of the Student Assembly for the State University of New York