Racist and xenophobic graffiti at Paramount School Park

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Paramount School Park
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
From the City of Shoreline

This past weekend, park patrons found racist and xenophobic graffiti in the men’s bathroom at Paramount School Park.

We strongly condemn the sentiments expressed and want to reassure our neighbors that Shoreline is, and will continue to be, a welcoming community.

Earlier this year, the Council passed Resolution 401, which states in part:

"The City is committed to ensuring that Shoreline remains a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community for all who live, work and visit here. 
The City recognizes and upholds the rights of individuals to be treated fairly and to live their lives with dignity and respect and free from discrimination or targeting because of their immigration status, faith, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, age, ability, ethnicity, housing status, economic status, or other social status."

The expressions of hate found at Paramount School Park have no place in Shoreline.

Police investigated the incident and have included photos of the graffiti in their database. If you see other incidents of such graffiti, please report it immediately to the police.



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