Wednesday, August 16, 2017

City of Ypsilanti denounces Racism, Hatred and Fear Tactics.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

According to a August 16, 2017 press release from the Ypsilanti City Clerk's Office, the City of Ypsilanti has denounced the tactics of racism, hatred and fear. The statement was released by Ypsilanti City Clerk Frances McMullen.

According to the press release, "The events reported from Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, August 12, 2017 have saddened, sickened, and angered political leaders in the City of Ypsilanti." The demonstrations in Charlottesville were held and led by white nationalists bent on spreading hate, fear and racism. The white nationalists demonstrations attracted neo-Nazis and the KKK. Counter demonstrators who were protesting the white nationalists were attacked. One person was killed and at least 34 were injured during the protest. White nationalists were in Charlottesville Saturday specifically to spread hatred, fear and bigotry.

According to the press release from the Ypsilanti City Clerk's Office, those actions led the Ypsilanti City Council on August 15, 2017, to pass a resolution condemning racism, hatred and fear.

According to Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds, “Hate is oppression and is unacceptable on every level. As a community we have to support each other and not spread hate and divisiveness. I am extremely proud of my community for knowing that we can peacefully gather to express our opinions and we create safe spaces to talk through issues and work to make our community open and welcoming to everyone.”

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