MLRI Statement on Systemic Racial Injustice
Submitted by Health-Law-Anno... on 06/04/2020 - 1:56pm.
I'm writing to pass along the statement of Georgia Katsoulomitis, MLRI's Executive Director, on the murder of George Floyd, and the systemic racial injustice and oppression that has plagued our country since its inception.
As Georgia says, words are not enough, we must "back those words with concrete actions to bring about systemic reforms that dismantle racist policies." This is especially true in the health advocacy work that we do. We know that racial injustice is a social determinant of health; continued police violence against Black people and Coronavirus' disproportionate impact on communities of color are just some of the latest undeniable proofs of that fact. There is much that we can and must do to advocate for change (see this report from FamiliesUSA), and we look forward to working alongside you to dismantle the impact of racial injustice and inequity in health.
Georgia Katsoulomitis' statement: