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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:25 PM

Social unrest will continue unless society addresses systemic inequities, disparities and racism,

Social unrest will continue unless society addresses systemic inequities, disparities and racism, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson warns


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Mayor Frank Jackson warned Thursday that the social unrest in Cleveland and across the country will continue unless society addresses the equities, disparities and racism institutionalized in our society.

Jackson, during a 90-minute tele-town hall address, said the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police laid bare the systems that perpetuate inequities.

And while the mayor didn’t suggest specific solutions, he said the community needs to rise up against the structures that perpetuate inequity and disparity.

“It’s not just a function of government or someone else’s responsibility,” Jackson said.

Read more: https://www.cleveland.com/cityhall/2020/06/social-unrest-will-continue-unless-society-addresses-systemic-inequities-disparities-and-racism-cleveland-mayor-frank-jackson-warns.html

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