The Coeur d'Alene Mayor and City Council join our voices with those of elected leaders and community members throughout our state and nation to condemn acts of violence, inhumanity, and racism. In 2013, the City of Coeur d'Alene was one of the first leaders in the state to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance. We strongly encourage other cities in Idaho to adopt similar ordinances that protect the rights of all individuals. We condemn white supremacy and any groups who promote it. Racism causes persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes in many areas of life, including housing, education, employment, and criminal justice. We have deep empathy to the nationwide anger and fear that racism instills if unchecked. We value the diversity of our community and the inclusion of all voices. It is important for us all to have the courage to stand together, unite and understand that our differences make us stronger.
We issue a strong statement of commitment to ensuring fair and impartial treatment of all residents of our City regardless of their ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, or socioeconomic class. We implore citizens to treat all in our community with dignity and respect.