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100 Black Men of Central Virginia Issues Open Letter Ahead of Aug. 12

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The letter thanks the community for its efforts against white supremacy The letter thanks the community for its efforts against white supremacy
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Leaders of the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia has released an open letter as the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally nears.

In it, they "disavow and condemn the rhetoric and intentional actions of intimidation towards people of color.”

Although they have not received any direct threats, the organization's secretary says they will not be intimidated.

“We are here to make sure everyone can stand in solidarity and that we are all working to help every vulnerable population to become better,” Daniel Fairley, the secretary, said.

Although the organization has no plans for this weekend, throughout the year the organization works to provide more opportunities for black men.

This year, the organization plans on continuing to help make scholarships and college tours available for more people.


Letter from 100 Black Men of Central Virginia:

We, the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia (100 BMOCV), wish to extend our support and gratitude for the tireless efforts of the Central Virginia community and their proactive efforts to prepare for the potential white supremacist rallies this upcoming weekend. We want to share our position on this matter with our neighbors, friends, and supporters.

It is our mission as the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia to improve the quality of life for our citizens and eliminate the achievement gap of African American male students through mentorship. The 100 BMOCV is absolutely in support of justice and equity for all citizens and stand in solidarity with other likeminded people. To that end, we believe that everyone deserves to feel and be safe in their homes and communities.

We completely disavow and condemn the rhetoric and intentional actions of intimidation towards people of color, specifically African Americans, by the KKK and other white supremacists.

We want the community to know that we will not be hindered by this hateful rhetoric and intimidation. We will continue to press forward to give our young men the opportunities they deserve, just as we have this past year. The hard work of improving our communities by continuously working with the young men of the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia will go on.

Sincerely,
100 Black Men of Central Virginia, Inc.