(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte group is denouncing acts of hatred toward Asian-Americans. The La Porte Inclusion and Diversity Committee has come out supporting Asian-Americans who may feel unsafe or targeted right now. There’s been a growing wave of violence and intimidation toward Asian-Americans in the U.S. because of coronavirus originating from China.
The La Porte Inclusion and Diversity Committee was created last year to be a source of welcoming to all people. La Porte City Councilman Tim Franke, who’s involved with the committee, said there aren’t many Asian-Americans in the area but the purpose of taking a stand is letting everyone know La Porte is a welcoming community to everyone.
The committee began meeting as a branch of city government in January. Franke said there have been guest speakers at meetings from diverse backgrounds and he expects the committee to become more active in promoting its cause out in the community in the coming months.