The Silence Treatment

Homestead dissolves board that made a stink about confederate flags at city events

An advisory board that addressed racial issues in Homestead and Florida City has been dissolved, leading some residents to question whether the move was an attempt to stop their fight against the Confederate Flag.

Last month, the board made a fuss about the Confederate Flag being flown at city events and in parades.

Led by Homestead Mayor Lynda Bell, all seven members of the Homestead City Council voted on April 20 to shut down the Homestead/Florida City Human Relations Board (HRB).

Bell said the HRB was not taking on matters that are important to the city’s residents. Apparently, racism and emblems that promote such prejudicial thoughts isn't of vital importance to the diverse population in Homestead.

Check out South Florida Times for the rest of the story.

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