Say No To Hate

Friday, June 29th 2007, 5:00 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa organization wants you to “Say No to Hate.” Community leaders and city agencies have been talking about House Bill 1804. That law requires police to check the immigration status of those they arrest. But, the Say No to Hate Coalition wants to make sure Green Country residents are treated with respect and dignity. Tulsa Metro Ministry says tightening security is no excuse for hate.

"Someone in line yelled to the clerk and said, ‘Did you check whether he’s legal or not, why don't you check it out and see?’ That kind of harassment, we're getting lots of stories like that back. We're hoping that this conference today, and other work can kinda tamper down that kind of mean-spiritedness," said Jim Mishler with the Tulsa Metro Ministry.

The Say No to Hate Coalition was established in 1998 and has been fighting against hate crimes since then, as well as teaching inclusiveness and respect.

Watch the video: Fighting Against Hate