The Mayor said we’d receive a written response to our letter. So far, nothing. It’s been weeks.
We met with him and City Councilwoman Gayle Carper two weeks ago. Mayor Inman refused an offer to work with our Racial Justice Coalition, stating his preference for working with the Multicultural Center Staff at WIU.
WIU’s Multicultural Center staff is there to serve WIU students, and despite losing all but 1 director, is doing a great job.
But WE are community members representing OUR COMMUNITY. To refuse to work with our committee members shows Mayor Inman isn’t serious about actually addressing the racial challenges in this community.