‘I am certainly willing to put my vote where my words are…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Charlotte, North Carolina city officials said they support a resolution to declare that racism is a public health crisis and Mecklenburg County officials unanimously passed a similar resolution.
Charlotte City Councilman Malcolm Graham said racism is everywhere, WBTV reported.
“This is a defining moment in our country’s history,” Graham said.
“That I think we have to make a stand against racism and all its forms whether it’s racism in police departments, health care systems, educational systems – employment opportunities,” he added.
He said either the mayor or city council will draft a proclamation about racism.
Graham said he believes that the proclamation will be a reminder to the city’s leaders that they should consider race in every decision they make.