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Vice President Harris pledged Thursday that the Biden administration would lead an effort to help communities “prevent, respond and recover” from hate-fueled violence as she opened a White House United We Stand summit.

At the top of her remarks, Harris noted that it was the anniversary of the 1963 white supremacist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., where members of the Ku Klux Klan planted sticks of dynamite under the stairs of the Black church.

“Today, America is again looking at and confronting the epidemic of hate-fueled violence in Oak Creek, Orlando, Victoria, Pittsburgh, El Paso, Atlanta, Buffalo, and in so many other communities where we have seen our neighbors, our friends, our loved ones attacked simply because of who they are or where they pray,” Harris said, ticking off a list of U.S. cities touched by violence in recent years.

Source: WP