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US city declares racism public health crisis
US city declares racism public health crisis

Washington, July 22 (TIWN) Erin Mendenhall, Mayor of Salt Lake City in the US state of Utah, has declared racism a public health crisis.

"This is an important declaration for us to make as a City," Mendenhall said in a statement released on Wednesday.  "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," Mendenhall said.  The declaration came a day after Mendenhall adopted a joint resolution with the city council on Tuesday night, reports Xinhua news agency.

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