Charlottesville fallout: Alameda affirms support for tolerance

Charlottesville fallout: Alameda affirms support for tolerance

ALAMEDA – The City of Alameda has reiterated its support for tolerance and inclusiveness following the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday and its aftermath.


The city posted a statement on its webpage Wednesday saying “our community supports and empowers one another.”


“While recent actions in Charlottesville, Virginia shine a harsh spotlight on divisions in our country, in Alameda we continue to stride towards a future where the ideals of peace and freedom; love and justice; tolerance and diversity are universally embraced and protected,” the statement said. “Our city policies foster an atmosphere of inclusion and respect for all. Alamedans cherish and respect freedom of speech and the wide range of viewpoints and opinions that make this community so unique. But we reject hate, violence, and bigotry. Instead, our community supports and empowers one another. We can listen, and be heard. We can be vigilant, kind, and strong. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” That love is our future.”