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BCHRAC Condemns Violence Against AAPI Community

The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) joins community organizations here on Cape Cod and across the nation in condemning violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The recent violence in Georgia targeted Asian-owned businesses and lead to the death of eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent. These acts of hate and violence must be denounced and condemned, especially when used to create an atmosphere of fear in others, based on race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, or orientation. BCHRAC acknowledges and is thankful for the contributions of the AAPI community here on Cape Cod. BCHRAC will continue to work to promote and protect the human rights of all persons in Barnstable County.

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The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) promotes equal opportunity in housing, employment, education, public accommodations, town and county services, insurance, banking, credit and health care for all persons in Barnstable County regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual or affection preference, marital, family or military status, source of income, neighborhood or disability.

Primary Goals of the Human Rights Advisory Commission

To promote and protect the basic human rights of all persons in Barnstable County.

To enlist the cooperation and support of racial, religious, ethnic, civic, fraternal, benevolent, and private and public agencies in eliminating unlawful discrimination, and cultivating an atmosphere of mutual understanding of the county’s cultural and social diversity.

To promote community awareness and understanding of the county’s diverse cultures through education and community action.

To provide the public with a forum to identify and address human rights concerns within Barnstable County and, where possible, to assist in the resolution of complaints of human rights violations.

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