Racial attacks are unacceptable: Fargo Human Rights Commission condemns hate messages in wake of Pledge of Allegiance controversy

Courtesy: City of Fargo Facebook Page
Courtesy: City of Fargo Facebook Page

(Fargo, ND) -- Multiple Fargo representatives are going on the record and speaking out against the harshest criticisms levied towards city education officials following the nixing of the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Fargo Human Rights Commission Members Ahmed Shiil and Cody Severson joined WDAY Midday to speak on the recent hate messages against specific Fargo School Board members following the nixing and subsequent reinstating of the Pledge of Allegiance. The human rights representatives are condemning violent and racist rhetoric that was send towards multiple school board members.

"These are folks you elected. It is okay to have disagreements, "said Shiil, "What they are going through, specifically Neimal who is racially being attacked, is unacceptable." 

The commission members voiced their opposition to comments meant to inspire fear. The messages which one human rights commissioner says will be absorbed by Fargo residents, young and old.

"These messages are what the youth are seeing, "said Severson, "How the adults act, and the reproductions of that. We are teaching our youth how to act in society. We as a commission want to make known that there is a better way you can act."

You can learn more about the statement released by the Fargo Human Rights Commission by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022