Bill would create panel to examine race, equity issues – Tahlequah Daily Press – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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OKLAHOMA CITY — A lawmaker wants the state to create a 30-member commission to examine racial inequities that he said continue to plague Oklahoma.

State Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, said he’s concerned about ongoing perceptions of police and court intolerances. He also said that areas of the state with larger concentrations of minorities have less access to COVID-19 testing, vaccines and college-level high school courses.

Young said Senate Bill 1204 would create a Commission on Race and Equality to advise state leaders on issues related to racial discrimination and bias. The commission w

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