Sacramento County declares racism a public health emergency

Sacramento County approved a resolution to declare racism a public emergency, joining a handful of other local governments in California that have taken up similar measures.

Spearheaded by County Board Chairman Phil Serna, the resolution pledges to promote racial equity and shape local policies that appropriate resources, implement programs, and issue directives that help sustain the goal, according to the county website.

“Sacramento County is one of the nation’s most diverse communities, and as such, all its citizens should have the opportunity to live their lives free from systemic racism,” Serna said.

Moments of the debate around the resolution
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