Washington, DC – Today, in response to the tragic death of Darren Seals, a young activist who was one of the most outspoken voices of the Ferguson, Missouri protests, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) made the following statement:
“We grieve not only for the devastating loss of Darren Seals as an individual, but also for the loss of a unique voice of the Civil Rights movement,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “Far too many of these young voices are being silenced, and we refuse to stand idly by while these acts of violence persist.”
“Darren Seals devoted his life to speaking out against injustice, and now another senseless injustice has taken him from us,” said NCRC Chief of Civil Rights Stella Adams. “We owe it to him, and his loved ones, to demand that all Americans be treated as equals in the eyes of the law, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”
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