What about inclusion at the police board?
Police board members accused of secrecy, racism (Feb. 3)
I am wondering about this exchange at a recent meeting of the Hamilton Police Services Board.
One member considered the statement in question to be “personal, disrespectful and racist” and felt “profoundly shocked and saddened.” This member also regarded the statement as showing “cultural incompetency in a leadership role.” We are told that apologies were requested and have been extended and received. So should we forgive and move on?
In either case and with all legal and administrative issues set aside, this incident might remind all members of the board to reflect on their commitment to “human rights and cultural inclusion”? It also might strengthen all our resolve to continue our work toward intercultural solidarity? Remember that an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. Again, just wondering. Anna Schafer, Dundas