Letter about creating community space at Buffalo Bill Days…
To the Editor,
In reference to Catie Glynn’s recent letter to the Editor on behaviors exhibited at this year’s Buffalo Bill Days, our Fillmore County Discussion on Race Group (FCDoR) supports her message. We as a community should not condone or silently stand by when a few community members exhibit disrespect to those of us community members who are Amish and fly a Confederate flag that is a symbol of hate towards Black people. To be inclusive while hosting festivities that everyone can enjoy, we need to create that space. We urge the county commissioners to join us in conversation and ban the Confederate flag at public events. In times of adversity, we see that it is easy to turn the finger of blame on people who look or act differently than the majority. The FCDoR group is made up of Fillmore County residents who wish to promote the betterment of our rural community through the improvement of social wellbeing for all. This means considering the social and economic needs of everyone regardless of race, gender or economic standing. Going forward, let’s instead extend an open hand in welcome to everyone attending community gatherings.
Fillmore County Discussion
on Race Group Members:
Sarah Hansen, Eva Barr, Michelle de la Vega, Jon Dahl, Bonita Underbakke, Pam Freet, Shona Snater