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Buol Denounces Racist Voicemail Left At Dream Center

Dubuque Mayor Roy Buol says a racist voicemail, like the one left at the Dream Center, will not go without a response. The Dream Center, a community venue that serves youth and their families, recently reported the racially charged voicemail to the city’s Human Rights Department. Part of the voicemail tells the Dream Center to “get out of town.” Buol says the message upset a lot of people, especially him and he calls it a “cowardly act”. During its’ recent goal setting session, Buol says the city council doubled-down on equity and inclusivity in an effort to make all races feel like they are welcomed in the community. Buol says looking ahead, it’s only a matter of time before white people in this country become a minority. Buol says a lot of people of color in Dubuque are the products of generational poverty. He says any resident who experience discrimination or bias should contact the Human Rights Office.

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