Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday racial tensions are preventing the U.S. from creating an economy that benefits all those who contribute to it.
This was because income gaps disproportionately impact people of color, Warren added during the "Women … the Soul of A Nation" event hosted by Bernice King at her father Martin Luther King Jr's old church in Atlanta.
Warren, who is considered to be a possible Democratic contender for president in 2020, made the comments at Ebenezer Baptist Church on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
While not specifically addressing the Charlottesville violence or President Trump's response to the deadly unrest, Warren said seeing "something holy in every single person" mitigated the hate demonstrated by extremists on both sides of the political aisle.
"It's not a scripture that says just lay back and let hate roll on through," she continued. "It's a scripture that says act ... raise your voice, not in anger, but make your voice heard for what is right and what is holy."