Bellflower City Council Unanimously Approves a Resolution Condemning and Combating Racism
On Monday, April 12, 2021, the Bellflower City Council approved Resolution No. 21-24 with a 5-0 vote. The Resolution condemns and combats racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Recent assaults directed toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders can be viewed as nothing other than hate crimes and discrimination triggered by concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. Bellflower Council Member Raymond Y. Hamada provided a report to the Council stating those concerns, and his belief that the City should uphold a zero-tolerance policy toward acts of “racism, xenophobia and intolerance, which have no place in this Country, no place in this State, no place in this County and no place in our community.” With support from all Council Members the Resolution was approved. The City Council asks residents to join in calling attention to the harm happening and denouncing hate to help keep Bellflower residents safe during this unprecedented pandemic and beyond.
Resolution No. 21-24