Hold onto your hat: The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault took to Facebook yesterday to label all types of white supremacy, and “Make America Great Again” made the list.
“If we’re serious about eliminating domestic violence, then it is vital to understand and eliminate all forms of subjugation including sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia and thus eliminate hate and bigotry,” the post stated.
ANDVSA called for confronting “Make America Great Again” as a “covert form” of white supremacy:
“We can take action to end hate in our communities by working to understand and confront the socially accepted expressions of white supremacy,” the group wrote.
ANDVSA posted their chart showing what overt racism is, versus socially accepted white supremacy:
Near the top, just below racial slurs, jokes, and the KKK, the group has placed President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. If readers are to believe the group, MAGA is racist, in the same league as police murdering people of color.
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The group states its mission as: “To be a collective voice for victims and survivors and to support those agencies and communities working to prevent and eliminate domestic and sexual violence.”
The group lists its specific and primary purposes as:
1) To provide training, technical assistance, legislative and legal advocacy, pro bono attorney connections and resource materials to victim services agencies and other stakeholders;
2) To provide coordination, planning, training, and technical assistance to those who are working to create and implement domestic violence and sexual assault prevention strategies and activities;
3) To provide communication and linkage among programs and organizations whose primary focus is the prevention and intervention of domestic and sexual assault;
4) To expose the roots of domestic violence and sexual assault in the institutionalized discrimination against women, children and those who are viewed as having less power;
5) To assure that voices, experiences and expressed views of survivors of sexual and physical violence are a guiding force and
6) To identify, challenge and change issues of gender, race and related oppressions that contribute to violence.
According to the University of Alaska’s 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey:
- In 2015, 8 out of 100 women had experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both in Alaska during the previous year. This was a 33% drop from 2010, when it was 12 out of 100.
- Intimate partner violence decreased by 32%.
- Sexual violence decreased by 33%.
- 6,556 fewer women experienced intimate partner violence in 2015 than in 2010.
- 3,072 fewer women experienced sexual violence in 2015 than 2010.