YOUR VIEW: Candidate stands with African-American firefighters

Published on Friday, 16 June 2017 22:02
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To the Editor:

To our African-American firefighters: we stand with you against discrimination. We need answers, not silence from our city. Our community was bombarded with news media letting the whole world know African-American firefighters’ treatment was far more extreme than that for their white counterparts for disciplinary actions. Taxpayers cannot be more impatient for resolutions. Residents are waiting to see it happen again on a larger scale instead of trying to sweep this under the rug, hoping it goes away. Mayor, we want answers now, not after the elections.

I still see the same inequality from our city workers carry out to city residents who pay their salaries. You need to understand all people you serve need answers, not problems. Mayor Stewart, if you claim racism has no place in our city then you must lead by example to end it.

Al Mayo

New Britain

Posted in New Britain Herald, Letters on Friday, 16 June 2017 22:02. Updated: Friday, 16 June 2017 22:04.