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Wed May 20, 2020, 04:01 PM

Racism declared a public health crisis in Ohio's most populated county.

'The disparities have been underscored from the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials in Ohio have declared racism a public health crisis in the state's most populated county.

Commissioners in Franklin County passed a resolution Tuesday makes the declaration, as well as vows to support community efforts on racism and ensure that board commissioners will work under "antiracism principles."

The resolution was in the works well before the novel coronavirus crisis, according to officials.

“Racism has been a pandemic long before the current coronavirus pandemic,” Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce said in a statement. “Our declaration today is important, but it’s not saying anything that hasn’t been apparent for a long time. COVID-19 has highlighted the health divide between black and white Ohioans, however, and I hope that it can be the catalyst we need to reform the whole health system so that it works for all of us equally.”

The declaration describes race as a "social construct with no biological basis." It also identifies two types of racism: individualized racism and systemic racism.'>>>

https://abcnews.go.com/US/racism-declared-public-health-crisis-ohios-populated-county/story?

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Wed May 20, 2020, 04:05 PM

1. They are right

Source--"https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190821/columbus-police-use-force-disproportionately-against-minorities-study-finds"

Title-Columbus police use force disproportionately against minorities, study finds
By Bethany Bruner By Bill Bush
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at 12:01 AM
Updated Aug 21, 2019 at 7:47 AM

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Wed May 20, 2020, 04:06 PM

2. Ellen, source is coming up as not existing.

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Wed May 20, 2020, 04:18 PM

6. From the Columbus Dispatch, 19 May

source--https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200519/racism-declared-public-health-crisis-by-franklin-county-commissioners

title--Racism declared a public health crisis by Franklin County Commissioners
By Rita Price
Posted May 19, 2020 at 2:45 PM


snip--"Saying it's time to step up both acknowledgment and action, Franklin County commissioners have declared racism a public health crisis.

They urged state leaders to follow.

"This resolution also calls on the governor, the speaker of the House and the president of the Senate to join us," Commissioner Kevin Boyce said Tuesday. "At some point, our leaders have to join us in this fight."


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