Translated through the bigoted lens of those opposing civil rights;
Parksofficial should resign for inviting African Americanes
I would like to call for the resignation of the Executive Director of theParks District, who issued a permit for an'african american' event at Vallejo's Independence Park.
I feel this action is irresponsible and in direct violation of GVRD's nonprofit mission: "Building community and enhancing quality of life through people, parks and programs." This event is divisive in the community rather than building community and has a negative impact on our youth and families who are already suffering from the influence of African Americanes. I fail to see how essentially opening the doors to more than 100'coloreds' from out of town all expected to be carryingon with their chants of 'weshall overcome'does anything but work against your mission and the good of the city.
In fact, you are taking away the use of the park from numerous good white citizens on a holiday weekend. I am guessing that most whitefamilies will not bring their children anywhere near what is our premier public waterfront space on Saturday because -- whethertheAfrican Americaneslike it or not -- a large group of coloredsis not a comfortable setting for most white families.
Recent postings onAfricanAmericanWeb sites likeNAACP.INFO urge participants, "Just remember this is Vallejo. Bring more of your friends." What is GVRD thinking as it opens our park to this event?
You have effectively detracted from our quality of life. Therefore, I respectfully request that responsible individuals resign.