The city of Grand Haven has yet to give any sort of official comment on the dismantling of Ottawa County’s Department of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), but its City Council hopes to remedy that by approving Tuesday — the day after Martin Luther King Day – the drafting of a statement showing the city’s support for diversity, equity and inclusion.

It has been more than three weeks since the County Board of Commissioners dismantled the DEI department. DEI has been a point of contention with the political action committee Ottawa Impact, with at least eight of the 11 county commissioners belonging to the organization.

Karen Lowe


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Dr. Vladtheimp

A Schizophrenic Council

So, these geniuses profess to support DIE (diversity, inclusion and equity) as another example of their constant Virtue Signaling, on the one hand, but on the other they vote to close Washington Avenue, thus favoring bar and restaurant owners to the detriment of most other small business owners and handicapped and senior shoppers.

Will they explain how this decision is reflective of their bowing at the altar of diversity, inclusion and equity? Favoring one group while discriminating against others hardly represents diversity (of businesses), inclusiveness or “equity.”

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