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Los Angeles City Council Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis


Los Angeles joined other cities across the nation in declaring racism a public health crisis, vowing to better address the systemic inequities that adversely affect Black and Latino residents’ well-being.

With a unanimous vote Thursday, the City Council adopted a resolution to “recognize racism as a root cause of poverty and constricted economic mobility.”

The measure was authored by the council’s three Black members, Herb Wesson, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson.

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