Vancouver residents Jim and Shirley Mozena shared their thoughts in support of Clark County Chair Eileen Quiring
Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com
We are extremely disturbed about groups calling for Council Chair Eileen Quiring’s resignation. We do not believe our county has systemic racism. “Systemic” means “pertaining to a system.”
There may be racism — for anywhere in the world, there are some people who are racist. What laws have been passed that mean our county has a “system” of racism? If there are such laws, let’s get rid of them. But to state our county has systemic racism is just wrong.
Eileen Quiring was correct in her statement she did not believe our county has systemic racism. Because she doesn’t sign a letter generated by one council member she should resign? We voted for her and so did the majority of Clark County. I don’t believe they feel differently about their vote. She should not resign.
We need honest leaders who are unafraid and speak for the silent majority.
Jim and Shirley Mozena