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NO RACISM HERE Roughly two weeks ago, several elected leaders at a Spokane Valley City Council pushed back on a proposed RACIAL EQUITY resolution, arguing that it was unnecessary and that there isn’t discrimination in Spokane Valley. Specifically, council members Pam Haley, Arne Woodard, and Mayor Rod Higgins said that the city already has an “inclusive city” resolution that was passed in 2017. Woodard reportedly said that the resolution sought to “make a problem where there isn’t one.” In response, the Spokane NAACP released a statement calling on the council to pass the resolution. “Racial equity is about addressing the impact of biased beliefs on communities of color and how those biases, both implicit and explicit, manifest on our sense of safety and well-being,” the statement reads. “When city officials denigrate people of color’s lived experiences, they are speaking out of turn.” (JOSH KELETY)

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