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Does Mill Creek need a racial equity council?

Some people think it's necessary in a City where the entire City Council is white.

 

Last updated 6/19/2020 at 9:08am

Photo courtesy of Olivia Olsen

People gathered for a protest against police brutality at the Mill Creek Sports Park June 12.

George Floyd's death and the ensuing protests across the nation, and right here in Mill Creek, have galvanized people to seek change in the way we do law enforcement in the United States. Among calls for policing reforms, some have sought greater representation in media, business, legislature, and community leadership positions. One idea of greater representation, locally, is a racial equity council at the City level. 

"I think that if we're going to really get change, we have to start changing institutions and (a racial equity council) came to mind. We can have something set up to advise...



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