As the world faces unprecedented times and new realities during this global pandemic, and incidents of hate and domestic terrorism are perpetuated leading to routine brutalization of Black Americans, the health and safety of our people are at an unparalleled risk.
Senseless hate crimes and incidence of coronavirus deaths spreading throughout the Black community are evidence of the of systematic racism and privilege granted to white people in America.
Our communities are experiencing the worst outcomes on all fronts. From every location reporting data in the nation, Black Americans are being harmed — both in infections and fatalities — in higher percentages. We must fight for equality during this uncertain time.
Contract for Black America: add your name
- Ensure every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.
- Create sweeping police reform–federal legislation mandating a zero-tolerance approach in penalizing and/or prosecuting police officers who kill unarmed, non-violent, and non-resisting individuals in an arrest.
- Ensure quality affordable health care for all people.
- Address the challenging economic realities facing our communities including poverty, lack of jobs and disproportionate high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, foreclosures, etc.
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