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Mayor issues statement on Black Lives Matter comments


Last updated 7/15/2020 at 6:05pm

The comments made by City Council student representative Zach Bauder at last night’s Council meeting reflect a dangerous mindset that is too common in our community.

He misunderstands the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the importance of the present-day social equity and justice movement, and the legacy of racism that affects all people – white, Black, and brown – in our country.

Black Americans, as well as other people of color, have been oppressed by systemic and overt violence and injustice since the founding of this country.

The history of oppression includes s...

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