Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg hopes the Wausau community will be welcoming to the up to 85 Afghan refugees who will be resettled in the city.
“This sends the message that some people don’t matter as much as others in our community,” one official said.
County board member tells opponents of inclusiveness resolution, “Things are changing, whether we acknowledge it or not.”
Efforts to adopt measures endorsing inclusion spark opposition in Marathon County, other Wisconsin communities.
More than 1,700 negative acts against Asian Americans have been reported nationally between March and June, according to a state advocacy group.