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‘Hard work’ lies ahead for Bellingham after community meetings on social justice

The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham City Council members discussed the recent Listening Series on Race and Justice and said they took its messages to heart — especially what they said was courageous personal testimony about prejudice and bigotry faced by local Black, indigenous and other people of color.

“If there was one thing that seemed to permeate, it was that there is a lack of trust from people in marginalized communities,” Mayor Seth Fleetwood said during an online committee meeting Monday, Aug. 24.

“The harder work really does begin now,” he said.

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