Racism A Public Health Crisis

“Courage Exploding – Rage Exhibiting” as DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson drafted a “Resolution to declare “Racism a Public Health Crisis”.

A four-page document that discusses racism’s historical and present-day impact on many aspects of society.

Using the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as an example, the resolution says that inequity in things like housing, education, employment and criminal justice all play a role in producing disparate health outcomes for Black Americans.

It says that the DeKalb County government should actively work to confront racism and ensure equity while making policy.

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The resolution ultimately passed the committee where it was being considered during Tuesday’s virtual meeting. It will move on to the full Board of Commissioners next week.

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