Respond to Racism LO Co-Founder Willie Poinsette Featured in Story About Climate of Racism in Lake O

Respond to Racism LO President and co-founder Willie Poinsette was recently interviewed by KGW for a story on the climate of racism in LO.

Reporter Bryant Clerkley talked to Poinsette about the history of exclusion in the city and how Black people are often treated with suspicion. But she also had a message of hope:

"We are saying not in this city, we are not just going to let it happen."

Clerkley also talked to Justus Rogers about his experience of being Black in Lake Oswego. Read the whole story at

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