When Tamara Parson began fighting for inclusion in central Ohio, nobody listened. Now, that's changing.

After an incident where a Latino teen was hurled into the ground by white teenagers, and they put a noose around his neck, Tamara Parson jumped into action. She started by organizing town halls with panels made up of people of color. Then that led to the creation of the Diversity Coalition of Knox County. Later, she teamed up with her pastor and created a six week long course titled Overcoming Racism. "It got people thinking about what experience minorities had here. It brought a spotlight to a lot of the diversity that already existed in our community.”

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