In light of recent events, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce wants to emphatically state that we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism or exclusion in any form. And peacefully protesting is an engrained right of all citizens of our great nation. We stand with our citizenry and their right to exist without prejudice. We stand with any and all who desire to peacefully protest.
We, likewise, stand with our Carlsbad Police Department and the excellent work they do on a day-to-day basis. Lastly, we stand with our business community, who has the right to exist without fear of violence being exacted upon them. Southern California might be the greatest melting pot of cultures in the entire world. It is sad that in year 2020 we still need to denounce racism. Today, we stand with our black community to denounce discrimination. We encourage all to look beyond the exterior shell of each person and see the intrinsic dignity of all.