Alliance San Diego Denounces President Trump’s Vile, Racist Comments


SAN DIEGO -- Alliance San Diego deplores Donald Trump’s most recent vile and racist comments about Africa nations and the African diaspora. Trump’s comments have the potential to set the tone and shape attitudes across the country and are irresponsible.

Days before we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his vision of a Beloved Community, we must stand for what we believe in and do so with steadfast purpose. We must reject these types of comments and policies.

Andrea Guerrero Executive Director of Alliance San Diego released the following statement:

“President Trump’s comments are reprehensible. Like statements he has made throughout the year, these statements encourage others to vilify immigrants and people viewed as different. That has consequences and affects people's real lives.

This is a moment of truth, a moment to reflect on our values -- values of decency, respect, and compassion -- and call this president to account for his treatment of others. This week is the last week of Trump’s first year in office, and from beginning to end he has endangered community members and shamed this country with his rhetoric.

Now is the time to stand firmly and fiercely in the values that hold us together. This is the most powerful way to honor the legacy of Dr. King and every trailblazing leader that has carved the path to building the Beloved Community with integrity and courage.”

About Alliance San Diego

Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.