City council takes contrary stance on heritage months

[Source]Temecula City Council in California has decided not to declare federally recognized heritage months, including Asian American and Native Ha...

January 16, 2023
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[Source]Temecula City Council in California has decided not to declare federally recognized heritage months, including Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Month.In the city council's meeting on Tuesday, Councilmembers Jessica Alexander, James Stewart and Brenden Kalfus voted against declaring citywide proclamations that celebrate cultural diversity, arguing that the 'inclusionary' decrees actually 'exclude people,' reported The Press-Enterprise.The declarations of commemorative months, including Black History Month, Women's History Month, Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Month, will now be determined by Temecula's diversity commission.

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