Ministers discuss local race relations

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COLUMBUS, Ga. –  Some local ministers and pastors are discussing race relations in our own community.  The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to talk about their stand on topics in our community including race relations.

The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance social action chair, Pastor Johnny Flakes III, says he thinks race relations in our community have progressed, but says we still have work to do.  Flakes says a way to reduce violence and improve race relations begins at home.

“Make sure that we’re not instilling biases or instilling prejudices within our children or ourselves, not having those biases played out, then I think will have a tremendous community,” he said.

The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance says they stand behind Muscogee County School Board Superintendent David Lewis.

Another concern the Alliance has is voter turnout.  They say voting has to be a priority.

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