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Outrageous comments poignant on eve of MLK holiday


Last updated 1/18/2018 at Noon

Former Mukilteo resident Anahi Macchiavelli, the program manager for the Dispute Resolution Center for Western Washington office of Volunteers of America, reviews the racial bias she has encountered with Edmonds resident Grant Cooper, one of the dispute mediators at VOA, during the Diversity in the Workplace workshop last week. Mill Creek resident Herbie Martin attended the workshop, he said, to gain perspectives from different points of view

Local volunteers who attended a workshop on diversity unanimously agreed that the increase in racial discrimination across the country is a direct result of the bias inherent in President Donald Trump’s rhetoric.

The session in Everett was scheduled before the president made his comments about limiting immigration from “shithole” countries in Central America and Africa. The blatantly prejudicial comments made by Trump were at the center of conversation for the attendees from social service organizations in Snohomish County.

Understanding the history of racial bias is an important to...

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