Statements From Governor and State Superintendent About Unity

In the wake of the incidents this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., Gov. Rick Snyder and State Superintendent Brian Whiston issued the following statements:

"History has shown time and again that hate begets hate and violence begets violence. On the other hand, unity and cooperation have shown how much we can accomplish when we respect our neighbors, embrace our differences and focus our energy on how we can all move forward and prosper together. Hate speech and violence are not welcome in Michigan—it’s not representative of who Michiganders truly are or of the future we want to build for our children." —Gov. Snyder

“Our children watch and learn from us all. I’d rather our children learn the love and respect for others that Governor Snyder’s statement calls for, rather than the hate and violence displayed this past weekend.” —State Superintendent Whiston