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March 31, 2013 11:10 pm

Hundreds of Memphis Groups Back Mayor’s Diversity Statement

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Ku Klux Klansmen and women at a cross lighting. Photo: wiki commons.

JTA – Hundreds of communal organizations and religious groups joined the mayors of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn., in publishing a statement supporting diversity on the day the Ku Klux Klan staged a rally in the city.

“We believe our city is stronger and richer for its broad array of faith- and ethnic-based communities,” said the statement, which was wrapped around the front page of the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Saturday. “Because we don’t fear those who are different, we can embrace all the diverse cultures and faiths that make up the beautiful mosaic that is Memphis.”

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