Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis

The mayor acknowledged on Tuesday that racism harmfully impacts the mental and physical health of communities of color.

7/22/2021 7:02:00 AM

The mayor acknowledged on Tuesday that racism harmfully impacts the mental and physical health of communities of color.

The mayor and the Salt Lake City Council acknowledged on Tuesday that racism harmfully impacts the mental and physical health of communities of color.

Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Salt Lake City Council adopted a joint resolution on Tuesday acknowledging that racism has harmful impacts on the mental and physical health of communities of color. Salt Lake City joins at least 70 other cities that have declared racism a public health crisis since 2019, according to the American Public Health Association.

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“This is an important declaration for us to make as a city,” Mendenhall said in a statement. “Not only are we publicly acknowledging the existence of a grave inequity that many in our community have known and experienced for so long, we are also committing ourselves to the creation of policies and ordinances that are anti-racist.”

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ErinMendenhall Here’s your public health crisis. Wow Utah. The belief of young blacks that racism will hamper them, so widely spread by BLM, politicians and the media, convinces many, particularly the talented and hard working ones, that their only avenue to success is through sports or crime. How many black Mormans are there? 7?

It doesn't matter what the crisis is. I have the solution! Whatever Coincidentally(?), her ilk avoid the hood. Do stories on why. Living day to day no matter your station in life in US and being intensely made aware that any time you step out becos of color of your skin you are viewed as inept or regarded lowly does take a toll.

☝🏿🧐🇺🇸 There is no such thing as racism... Or systemic racism or any other kind of so called racism ... Except for that which domestic terrorist groups like the BLM create to keep their false narrative and organization alive... At the cost of 'black people'....

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Declares Racism A Public Health CrisisThe mayor and the Salt Lake City Council acknowledged on Tuesday that racism harmfully impacts the mental and physical health of communities of color.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Declares Racism A Public Health CrisisThe mayor and the Salt Lake City Council acknowledged on Tuesday that racism harmfully impacts the mental and physical health of communities of color.

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