When a family of Pilipino heritage moved to a small California town, a few persons exhibited racial prejudice via hateful comments in public and anonymous hate mail. The bulk of the community was outraged by this bigotry and welcomed the new family with private parties, positive letters to the editor and a community forum on racism and hate crimes. Over 100 residents filled the hall where the forum was held.
A columnist for the local paper who revealed the the local incidents said at the forum, "In 700 columns, over 20 years, I never had a response like this."
Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune