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Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:27 AM

Shapiro, Democratic lawmakers hear experiences of racism, discrimination

Democratic elected officials from across Pennsylvania, including Attorney General Josh Shapiro, gathered in Harrisburgs Allison Hill Thursday to hear, up close and personal, what its like when someone encounters harassment or hate for their race or religion.

The event, hosted by the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, was aimed at making sure that hate and bias arent swept under the rug, Chief Executive Officer Mary Quinn said.

We know that there is no peace without justice for everyone, Quinn said. When we condone some aggression or violence against marginalized populations were actually opening the door and allowing it to happen to everyone.

Shapiro said he hoped the event would help show the community that law enforcement was willing to listen to their concerns.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/shapiro-dem-lawmakers-hear-experiences-of-racism-discrimination/

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