GRASS VALLEY, Calif. September 29, 2017 – Three days ago, a pickup truck with three white males harassed a kid for nearly three blocks by repeatedly calling him “nigger” – in broad daylight on Grass Valley’s main shopping drag. Not one person stepped up to put a stop to their display of racism, according to his father. That evening, in a Facebook video, Jamal Walker recounted what happened to his son. The outpouring of support was in stark contrast to the behavior experienced many times by Walker and his family.
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Walker, who is a co-founder of Creating Communities Beyond Bias, posted another video talking about steps bystanders can take to put a stop to bullies of all stripes. His videos resonated with many locals and a “Love Walk” was organized for tonight.
Mill Street was a sea of people expressing solidarity for Imani, Jamal and sending a message of unity, not hate.