We were proud to be part of the Roseville Rejects Racism Rally on July 19 near Fairview and County Rd B W. This was the site of multiple acts of violence against a family that had a Black Lives Matter sign that two young girls created. It started with defacing the signs and escalated to leaving dead raccoons multiple times, including staking one dead raccoon to a telephone phone. This is in addition to other neighborhoods where residents received notes threatening to burn down their houses for having BLM signs.
In a show of support for our black friends, family and neighbors, an estimated 300 people gathered at Evergreen Park where multiple community leaders spoke, followed by a march past the sign and through the Ferriswood neighborhood where the girls live. There is no denying racism does exist in Roseville. The rally shows all that is good about our City.
We were pleased that the City of Roseville chose to display this message as a result of the rally.
Here are some pictures from the rally: