Senator Wants To Designate Racism As A Public Health Crisis

Evidence shows that minorities in Connecticut are experiencing a magnitude of health disparities.

State Sen. Saud Anwar, a Democrat from South Windsor who is also a medical doctor, believes the state needs to acknowledge that this is a public health crisis that is the result of systemic racism. He has proposed Senate Bill 55, which would designate racism as a public health crisis in the state and establish a commission to study the impact of institutional racism on public health.

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