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Community members take a "Stand Against Racism"

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"Racism does still exist and we could all be more mindful of being more inclusive and we can perpetuate that if we aren't careful," Susan Fennell, Executive Director with the YWCA, said. "Racism does still exist and we could all be more mindful of being more inclusive and we can perpetuate that if we aren't careful," Susan Fennell, Executive Director with the YWCA, said.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Community members took a "Stand Against Racism" Friday in the Port City.

It was part of a national program with the YWCA aimed at raising awareness for the racism that officials say still exists in our cities.

"A lot of it is just being unfamiliar with one another and that's the bridge we want to try and close," Tonye Gray, YWCA's board president, said.

Officials say racism is still prevalent in 2014, though it may not be as obvious as in the past. They believe the injustice continues to divide communities and keep individuals from achieving success in education, economics, employment, and a certain quality of life.

"Racism does still exist and we could all be more mindful of being more inclusive and we can perpetuate that if we aren't careful," Susan Fennell, Executive Director with the YWCA, said.

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