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Title: Racism is Now a Public Health Issue
Post by: Private on 09 November 2019 at 13:02

City of Madison declares racism a public health crisis

By:Amy Reid   

MADISON, Wis. - The city of Madison signed on to a statewide resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis Tuesday.

The move brings no additional programming or funding, but community leaders who run programs for youth of color and people of color in Madison say this is a good step for the city to take.

“I’m glad that someone is recognizing it as a health issue, because then maybe now we’ll take greater measures in addressing the issues.” said Alexander Gee Jr., the president and founder of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership and Development.

Gee said this is important not just for systemic issues and policy, but for the effects the culture the predominantly white city can have as well.

“It’s now been proven that the stress caused by the pressures of racism is a leading indicator of health disparities for African Americans,” he said. “We now know that because of stress, we, African Americans, are contracting diseases faster than our white counterparts and then dying sooner.”

The city of Madison joins 32 other organizations in Wisconsin that have signed on to the resolution and agree something more needs to be done.

Ruben Anthony, the president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, said especially with national conversation on immigration and the shooting of unarmed black people, the health of people of color is in danger.

“The messages that we get from our national leaders and the climate that we’re creating from saying certain people are not welcome in this country,” Anthony said. “I haven’t seen something like that in my lifetime.”

Anthony is hopeful Madison’s move will get things back on track, but beyond passing the resolution, both he and Gee Jr. hope the city continues efforts by helping organizations such as theirs.

“More entities have to step up and start talking and really start doing something and measuring the impact and making sure that the cultures are really healthy,” Anthony said.
Title: Re: Racism is Now a Public Health Issue
Post by: Private on 09 November 2019 at 13:18
Yeah, I remember that one from a few months ago. The moral is, IF we can just be that extra little bit racist, niggers will die so much sooner. Especially as they apparently read our White minds with their Black Magic.

Read this Nigger :LMWAO
Title: Re: Racism is Now a Public Health Issue
Post by: Private on 09 November 2019 at 22:39
As terrible as it sounds to some, the reality is Racism is here to stay.

You can try and be civil to other races but it doesn’t work with everybody. Race is real and it matters. It seems only WHITE PEOPLE get drummed into them that it’s wrong to believe that?

If you don’t want racism then stop multiculturalism.
Discrimination is here to stay.
People are always going go at logger-heads with people of different beliefs.
Title: Re: Racism is Now a Public Health Issue
Post by: Private on 13 January 2021 at 15:54
Another City shows its hatred for the racially conscious.


‘Racism is a Public Health Crisis': San Diego County Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution"

Racism is a public health crisis, and we should approach it as such," said San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher

By NBC 7 Staff

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors are discussing the possibility of declaring racism as a public health issue. NBC 7’s Audra Stafford has details for you.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to declare “racism a public health crisis,” passing policies to combat racism locally and create equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas introduced the resolution to address systemic racism last week.

"In declaring racism as a public health crisis, we are acknowledging that racism underpins the health inequities throughout the region," said Fletcher.

According to the supervisors, as the public health agency for the County of San Diego, there is a responsibility to tackle the issue of racism and make substantive changes to county operations.

The board addressed the topic -- Item 8 on the agenda -- just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, opening up the discussion on racism to hear from local callers.

Then came the vote.

“Declaring racism a public health crisis is an important step forward that begins to move our County in a new direction,” Fletcher and Vargas said in a joint statement released by the county. “This legislation is more than just a statement of our values, we are backing it up with substantive policies designed to tackle systemic racism, and remove the barriers that prevent diversity, equity and inclusion.”

The board also voted 5-0 to create a collaborative, data-driven response to COVID-19. The county plans to use equitable funding practices to support historically marginalized communities – the communities hit the hardest by the pandemic in San Diego County.

“Data, science and health-equity are vital to our COVID-19 recovery,” Fletcher and Vargas said after the vote. “The majority of our board reaffirmed today they believe these fundamentals should shape our response to the pandemic. We must also prioritize the most vulnerable communities and ensure they have the resources they need to be healthy and safe to get back to their routines.”

The policies passed by the board Tuesday are part of Fletcher’s plan to build healthier and stronger communities. That plan is called the “Framework for the Future of San Diego County.”

Fletcher said this plan fights for “racial justice, health equity, economic opportunity, environmental protection, community-centered criminal justice, and fundamental changes to county operations.”

Fletcher said the framework will be the board’s guiding force when it comes to tackling issues from homelessness and housing to unemployment, the coronavirus pandemic, and systemic racism in the county.

As for the resolution to declare racism a public health crisis, a letter to the board from Fletcher and Vargas outlined some recommendations to combat racism in San Diego County.

 Create a County Racial Equity Action PlanRequire racial and equity data to be used to prioritize funding Create a process for community input on county policies and practices that lead to or perpetuate racial or ethnic disparityRevise the statement of values, mission, vision, and strategic plan to represent equity and inclusion as core principles Require an Equity Impact Statement in all Board Letters (policies)Improve data collection to identify racial disparities among programs and services meant to improve health, social, economic, educational, and criminal justice circumstances

According to the board letter, there is no fiscal impact associated with the resolution to address systemic racism.

“Changes in our institutional systems must occur for the County of San Diego to be anti-racist and combat historic inequities,” a board letter said.

“We must tackle this issue head-on and at its root,” Chair Nathan Fletcher said. “We must call out the severity of racism so we can be intentional in the way that we approach this issue and the way we ensure the basic promise of equality of access to the American Dream for all. Racism is a public health crisis, and we should approach it as such.”

"The measure will ensure we're better engaged in our communities," Fletcher said Tuesday. "What we're trying to get to is not just a place where we say 'Black Lives Matter,' or immigrants are appreciated, but we back that up with our policies and our funding."
Title: Re: Racism is Now a Public Health Issue
Post by: Private on 19 January 2021 at 17:53

West Springfield to declare racism public health crisis

by: Sydney Snow
Posted: Jan 18, 2021

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The town of West Springfield is joining the fight against racism.

Mayor Will Reichelt plans to deem racism a public health crisis. The executive order will be introduced at Tuesday’s town council meeting and will need support from the council, the school committee, and the board of health.

If passed, all town departments will be urged to focus on racial equality.

There will also be a town-wide working group that will hold regular meetings, discussions, and outreach.

Mayor Reichelt told 22News, “It’s certainty a first step. It’s us a community making a commitment to tackle this issue and find a resolution for it. I mean there’s a lot of stuff out there you can read about we know there’s no easy resolution it’s not something that’s going to get fixed like that but this is a first step to establish a working group and taking the next step of addressing it as a community.”

The West Springfield schools have had a committee on racial equity for a year now. It was started in response to the nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Mayor Rechielt added he hopes to see that work done in the schools be pushed into the entire community.