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Businesses Support Council Resolution Declaring Racism A Public Health Crisis In Columbus

Columbus City Council last night approved a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in the city. 

The resolution of expression carries no legal weight and does not require formal action by the city. More than 12 hundred Columbus businesses, non-profits, institutions and residents have signed a letter supporting the resolution calling for the city to address minority health inequities, including a systematic, data-driven focus on poverty, economic mobility and other factors that impact health.  Last month Franklin County Commissioners declared racism a public health crisis in the county, and  Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes says a similar resolution will be introduced at the Statehouse this week. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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