The Proud Boys, a white supremacist group that has advocated for violence against those who have opposed them in order to push their agenda of this multicultural white supremacy, have recently been congregating at music venues throughout the Spokane area. People who frequent these venues have been feeling uncomfortable to be anywhere near the presence of the Proud Boys.
Nobody should have to go to a music venue, to work, or anywhere and feel uncomfortable as if they are going to be confronted with bellicose rhetoric simply for who they are as human beings. The greater Spokane area needs to not only stand against white supremacy in music scenes, but stand against white supremacy all together.
For anybody whose employment has been affected because their views do not reflect hate and bigotry, support groups should be available. Communities, such as Spokane, shall continue to strive to forbid these hate groups, such as the Proud Boys, from having any kind of influence on their community.
William J. Neville