Mount Pleasant Village Opposes Racism
Mount Pleasant Village affirms its stance in support of racial equity and opposition to racism in all forms. As residents of Mount Pleasant, we have chosen to live in a neighborhood that, at its best, demonstrates an understanding that no life matters less than any other. At this moment in the history of our city and nation, confronted by reminders in our city and elsewhere that generations of African-Americans have been treated as less worthy than white citizens, we affirm that black lives matter.
Since its founding, Mount Pleasant Village has strived to be inclusive and diverse by outreach to our neighbors and through partnerships with other organizations in Mount Pleasant and throughout the city. We are cognizant of the struggles, defeats, and triumphs woven into the multicultural heritage of Mount Pleasant. We seek to enhance the lives of all who live in Mount Pleasant through mutual understanding and support, and we explicitly reaffirm our solidarity with and commitment to the Latinx community.
As citizens of the nation and of the world, our actions reveal how we recognize the worth of people everywhere. We especially honor those who have put their health and wellbeing – their lives – on the line to meet society’s basic needs for food, transportation, energy, and healthcare. Many of these workers are people of color.
Yet we can do better. The economic and political impact of Mount Pleasant Village is small, yet we can make decisions every day that show we stand against racial injustice. Accordingly:
Approved by the Mount Pleasant Village Board of Directors on June 6, 2020.