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Charlotte to Join Indianapolis in Declaring Racism a “Public Health Crisis”

This is one of those trends that’s flying under the radar but it has significant implications.

Charlotte City Councilman Malcolm Graham said he is ready for the city to proclaim that racism is a public health crisis in Charlotte.

“This is a defining moment in our country’s history,” Graham said. “That I think we have to make a stand against racism and all its forms whether it’s racism in police departments, health care systems, educational systems – employment opportunities.”

Graham would like to see a proclamation completed soon.

He said it will be done by the mayor or full council.

Graham believes having a proclamation discussing racism holds city leaders accountable and forces them to consider race when making decisions.

Mecklenburg County is also ready to declare racism as a public health crisis.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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