Oakland has declared racism a public health crisis. Here’s what happens next – madison365.com – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
Skip to content Skip to footer

By Meron Moges-Gerbi, CNN

(CNN) — When the Covid-19 pandemic laid bare racial, health and economic disparities in cities across the United States, city officials in Oakland, California, knew they had to do something.

More than two years into the pandemic, they’ve passed a resolution that racism is a public health crisis.

“It reminds us that centuries of systemic racism have profoundly harmed communities of color and led to disturbing health disparities that are exacerbated by the pandemic. It took time to draft this in a thoughtful way

Read Full Article at madison365.com

Leave a comment

DC Initiative on Racial Equity
📧 dcracialequity@gmail.com

© 2022. All Rights Reserved.