City of Richmond speaks out against racism and hate

Richmond News

Richmond’s city council is reiterating racism and discriminatory actions are not welcome in Richmond and have no place in society.

In a statement released Wednesday, Mayor Malcolm Brodie said hateful and “racially motivated behaviour” will not be tolerated in Richmond.

“We acknowledge such attitudes unfortunately exist and are in direct contradiction to the spirit of inclusion we uphold,” says Brodie.

“We must stand together to address and condemn all forms of discrimination and racism.”

Brodie added council is supporting the RCMP’s focus on tackling hate crimes and building public awareness. He said the public should not hesitate to call the RCMP when they experience or witness “racially- or hate-motivated action.” …

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