CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A resolution to condemn white nationalism is under consideration by Charleston City Council.
Council member Robert Mitchell said he initially proposed this resolution in response to controversy involving fellow council member Harry Griffin, whose photo appeared in a flyer for a rally in December involving the Charleston Tea Party and the Proud Boys.
Mitchell said this resolution is even more important than it was before because of the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The Charleston City Council will vote Tuesday at 5:00pm on the resolution condemning white nationalism, white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and any other groups or individuals who seek to divide the community and incite hatred.
If this resolution is approved, Mitchell said he hoped it will denounce anyone possibly causing division in the Charleston community. He said although the community has come a long way, there is still a lot of work to do.
“I was in the civil right movement all those years, and was arrested all those times. I was a young boy, 14 years old, got arrested all those times. And we still have a long way to go,” Mitchell said. “I’m just trying to bring people together and work together in harmony and peace and make the City of Charleston the best place to live. We’re not going to agree on everything, and that’s not what we are looking for. But working together in harmony and peace and respecting one another.”
Harry Griffin has not responded to a request for comment about this resolution.