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Los Angeles City Council declares racism a public health crisis

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Los Angeles City Council declares racism a public health crisis

"The only city council approved a resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis the motion calls on city departments to review their internal policies and procedures with ten action items to strive for racial justice KCRW's Larry Pareil has more the motion was authored by the council's three black members herb Wesson current pricing marquis Harris Dawson it says the black residents only make up eight percent of the overall county population but nearly thirty percent of LA county jail population and forty two percent of the homeless population a third of black households across LA county also face severe rent burdens the motion identifies ten core actions the city of LA should take to address the crisis among them work to further enhance diversity to ensure anti racism principles across city government and continue to advocate locally for relevant policies that improve health in communities of color and support initiatives that advance efforts to dismantle systemic racism for KCRW I'm Larry

Larry Pareil Harris Dawson La County LA Herb Wesson