FONTANA, Ca. – In a bold move made by the Fontana City Council on Tuesday, racism has been deemed a Public Health Crisis in the city.
After numerous wrongful deaths and mistreatment in the United States against black Americans, including George Floyd, and the demonstrations that followed, city officials decided to open discussions with members of the community. The council addressed this because of the obvious social, economic, educational and environmental disparities that are a result of racism.
“Fontana prides itself in being a diverse community, and I am determined to eliminate barriers that reduce opportunities for people of color. This proclamation is just the beginning. Change begins here in our great City,” stated Mayor Acquanetta Warren. The council voted unanimously to proclaim that Racism is a Public Health Crisis in order to initiate support efforts that work toward promoting a more fair and just society, ending racial and social disparities and advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the city.
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