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Racism in the county

Sarah Hendrickson
Nevada City

I was saddened to read that the recent racist event at Condon Park was called an “isolated event” by the city’s mayor.

It is well known that our county is less than tolerant. Several years ago there was an incident at the bus stop in Grass Valley, where two women felt incredibly threatened by several individuals. About eight years ago, my husband’s best friend and his family moved from Nevada City after experiencing repeated racist remarks. On several occasions he was asked to give “tolerance talks” at the high school. These are just a few of many incidents I’ve heard of.

Please do not think that an apology letter and a return of fees is the solution. Ask any nonCaucasian in our county and I’m sure they can open our eyes to even more inexcusable behavior.

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