*NEW YORK—Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump is firing White House strategist Stephen Bannon.
Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color Of Change:
“Stephen Bannon is an unrepentant bigot and the media godfather of the alt-right. His removal from the White House—which we have demanded for months—is long overdue. But it is not enough.
“Since his campaign, we have been calling out Trump for blowing a bullhorn to white supremacists, and that has not changed with Bannon’s ouster. Trump continues to employ far-right and Nazi sympathizers, like Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka, at taxpayer expense. He continues to tweet about the “beauty” of monuments to those who would rather die than see the end of slavery. And he continues to enjoy the praise of Nazi organs like the Daily Stormer for his comments on Charlottesville.
“Bannon is only the beginning. If we want white supremacy out of the White House, the administration’s #1 racist—Donald Trump—needs to go, too.”
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Visit www.colorofchange.org.