Town councilor faces backlash for anti-racist proclamation

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A council member in a small southwestern Washington town who introduced a proclamation “acknowledging and denouncing systemic and institutional racism” is facing calls for her resignation. The Columbian reports Yacolt Council member Amy Boget introduced the proclamation that was ultimately rejected during a meeting earlier this month. Council member Malita Moseley voted in favor, while council members Herb Noble, Marina Viray and Michelle Dawson opposed it. At a meeting Monday, Boget made a motion that the town council join the Clark County Council and civil rights organizations in a listening session on systemic racism. The council didn’t second Boget’s motion, and Dawson added her name to the list of those calling for her resignation.