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File #: 20-0218R    Version: 0 Name: Recognizing Systemic Racism as a Public Health Crisis
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 5/11/2020 In control: Equity and Structure Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Recognizing Systemic Racism as a Public Health Crisis For the purpose of recognizing systemic racism as a public health crisis.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., Ryan Dorsey, Sharon Green Middleton, Mary Pat Clarke, Zeke Cohen, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, President Brandon M. Scott
Indexes: Recognizing Systemic Racism as a Public Health Crisis
Attachments: 1. 20-0218R~1st Reader, 2. Agenda 20-0218R
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/17/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Office of the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Planning  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Recreation and Parks  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Baltimore City Public School System  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to States' Attorney's Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/20200 City Council President Refer to Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20200 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Recognizing Systemic Racism as a Public Health Crisis
For the purpose of recognizing systemic racism as a public health crisis.
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Whereas, Systemic racism has been an aspect of American life since the founding of this country;

Whereas, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared that health is determined in part by access to social and economic opportunities, and that the conditions in which we live affect why the health outcomes of some Americans are better than those of others;

Whereas, In recent decades, scientific research how shown that racism is a fundamental cause of poor health outcomes for racial minorities;

Whereas, Racial inequities have significant negative effects of the health outcomes of black and brown residents of Baltimore City and elsewhere;

Whereas, Systemic racism led to housing policies that created segregation, which resulted in black and brown residents of Baltimore City and other cities, living in poisoned environments filled with water pollution and air pollution and lacking basic access to affordable, fresh foods and efficient public transportation;

Whereas, Segregated, impoverished neighborhoods lack employment opportunities for residents, which can lead residents to turn to crime to pay for basic living expenses, which in turn makes such neighborhoods unsafe and stressful for residents to live in and thus leads to an increase in violent deaths for residents and an increase in residents’ susceptibility to a varie...

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