Yes this needs to happen. Make a big statement and get the racist scared back in their hole. HOWEVER you can not and should not pass a resolution that protects some but not all Americans. We are equal before our flag, equal on the battlefield, and equal on the freeway. This resolution is nice, but the way it references on minorities concerns me. We have to stop the hate. Everyone needs to stop the hate. Everyone deserves to not be hated. My son is white and has had a hell of a school year getting bullied because he is white. The horrible things they have said to him would be front page news if he was black. All the hate has to end. Yes minority based hate must stop, can you define minority in a way that doesn't say "not white" because right now in our area I am a minority. I voted no solely based on the fact it needs to be rewritten.