Whereas the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed
by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to aid in the fight against legal
segregation, has proposed a "Redeem the Dream" rally to oppose racial profiling;
Whereas racial profiling, harassing, arresting, and discriminating against
people because of their race or color violates our Principles;
Whereas the Unitarian Universalist Association has endorsed the concept of
anti-racism as a primary focus for the Association's work and as a chief
expression of its moral, ethical, and theological activities;
Whereas Unitarians and Universalists, such as Bayard Rustin, Whitney Young,
James Reeb, and countless others, supported or took part in the 1963 march; and
Whereas this march will be an expression of multiracial unity that underpins
our commitment to anti-racism;
Therefore the 2000 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist
Association, which affirms the inherent worth and dignity of all peoples, calls
for an end to racial profiling by all law enforcement agencies in the United
States; and it calls upon Unitarian Universalist congregations to encourage
participation in the rally to be held at noon on Saturday, August 26, 2000, at
the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
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