To the Editor,
The positive past and current Chinese contribution to the health and wealth of the Nanaimo and area community is well documented and their presence amongst us needs no defence.
The board, staff and youth we serve at Nanaimo Youth Services Association apologize to anyone who was hurt and harmed as a result of this act because in our collective experience it does not represent the majority of opinion of the local population.
So to the racists amongst us, know that racism and intolerance is not OK. Not here, not now, not ever.
Steve ArnettCEONanaimo Youth Services Association