The City of Doraville unanimously passed a resolution at its March 17th meeting condemning the violence across Metro Atlanta which targeted Asian-Americans.
"The City of Doraville unequivocally condemns the violence that ended in the deaths of eight people in Metro Atlanta this week, most of them Asian-American women,” said the city. “In recent years, our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has been subjected to a stunning, horrific increase in both verbal and physical assaults throughout this country. In Doraville, we passed a non-discrimination ordinance over two years ago to fight back against the kind of hateful prejudice that still permeates so much of our society. It was a step forward but it is apparent that we all have more work to do to put an end to the violence and hate. We pledge our full support to our AAPI residents and stand ready to oppose anyone who threatens their life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness."
The City of Doraville is one of the most diverse cities in the state with 16% of its residents identifying as Asian as of the most recent Census estimates.