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Supported welcoming environment for LGBTQ West Point cadets

On LGBTQ: "He was the Commandant at West Point during my stint as Class President. He worked closely with student leadership, which is where our relationship began. As Commandant, Lt. Gen Caslen was steadfast in his commitment to equal opportunity and adamant about his belief that diversity strengthens organizations," wrote Perkins.

Perkins' letter continued that Caslen worked to create a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ cadets and spearheaded a sexual assault commission with the NCAA.

Source: WLTX News-19 on 2020 Louisiana Senate race , Jul 19, 2020

Business district must demonstrate black lives do matter

The Mayor released [a] statement in response to the Downtown Development Authority's handling of recent incidents involving racism. "The DDA asserted "Black Lives Matter." I am calling upon the Downtown Development Authority to translate those words into action by taking steps to ensure that DDA employees' safety concerns are addressed and that the culture within DDA is not discriminatory or otherwise hostile. Such actions are required to demonstrate that black lives do, in fact, matter."
Source: KTAL/KMSS Baton Rouge Proud on 2020 Louisiana Senate race , Jun 29, 2020

Racism is one of the heaviest issues in our community

The mayor mentioned that he's been profiled and that he gets nervous when he's pulled over by the police. "I'm not going to be fearful about talking about these issues because I know how pervasive it is in our community and how much it hurts our community," Perkins said. "At this point, racism is one of the heaviest issues in our community." Until the community is comfortable talking about race, Shreveport is going to have incidents such as what happened to Floyd in Minneapolis, Perkins added.
Source: The Shreveport Times on 2020 Louisiana Senate race ,

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