Mayor Ted Wheeler, Community Leaders React to KGW News Graphic

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Mayor Wheeler Header with City of Portland Seal

Statement from Mayor Ted Wheeler: 
“This morning I met with Portland Chapter NAACP leaders, James Posey and Pastor Hennessee, to discuss the deeply disturbing graphic shared by KGW news. Together, we are calling on KGW to immediately address this issue and ensure changes are made to prevent anything like this from happening in the future.” 
Statement from Pastor Hennessee and James Posey: 
“We are appalled by the slide shared by KGW news yesterday evening that displayed an explicitly racist image. We are looking to KGW leadership to immediately provide clarity on how and why this happened. We will provide an updated response once more information is gathered and ask that the community walk with us as we learn more.”