Anti-Flag have debuted a new song, “Racists,” following the violence that occurred this week in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Hear the song below.
Commenting on the new song, the band explain that they’re standing in solidarity with those fighting racism and fascism in Charlottesville—and beyond.
“We stand in solidarity with those fighting racism and fascism in the streets of Charlottesville and beyond. We believe it is time for the removal of all monuments to the confederacy and the racism for which they stand,” the band explain.
“We must put these symbols of white supremacy into places where the proper context can be provided for what they actually are; outdated, backwards, and antithetical to what we believe the values of humanity should be. It is past time to have real conversations on systemic racism and America's history of it. There are museums memorializing the Holocaust all across Europe, while America continues to try to hide from its racist and murderous past and present.”
Hear “Racists” below:
Musicians in our scene have been speaking out about the alt-right violence and protests taking place in Charlottesville. See what they had to say about the violence unfolding on Virginia's campus here.
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