Mono Cnty Supes Adopt Resolution Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Affirms Commitment to Building Racial Equity and Reducing Disparity

 

Public Health Crisis and Affirming Mono County’s Commitment to Building Racial Equity and Reducing Disparity.” This historic action seeks to acknowledge the disparities in family stability, health and mental wellness, education, employment, economic development, public safety, criminal justice, and housing associated with racism, and assess internal policies and procedures to ensure racial equity is a core element of the County.

“Institutional and structural racism and injustice have led to deep and persistent racial disparities across all sectors, and have had lasting negative consequences for Mono County,” stated Supervisor Stacy Corless, Chair of the Mono County Board of Supervisors. “A number of recent events have highlighted the structuring of opportunity and assigning of value based solely on skin color and other physical characteristics, unfairly disadvantaging some, and systemically advantaging others. Mono County recognizes the damage this system has caused, and I am proud to be part of a Board courageous enough to acknowledge this complex issue, and willing to work to change it for the health and well-being of all members of our county community.”

Among other things, the Resolution directs the County Administrative Officer (CAO) and staff to develop a workplan that includes the formation of a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Commission that would guide the effort. Through this Commission, the Board of Supervisors hopes to engage partner agencies and organizations in moving toward equity in Mono County.

The CAO is to report back to the Board and community starting in January 2021 on the activities outlined in the Resolution, including the formation and seating of the JEDI Commission, and a midyear budget adjustment to reflect funding commitment.

The Resolution can be accessed here:
https://monocounty.ca.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/board_of_supervisors/meeting/30464/r20-93.pdf

 

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5 Responses to Mono Cnty Supes Adopt Resolution Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Crisis

  1. Stop non-essential travel October 28, 2020 at 8:37 pm #

    Mono Person and Frankly, this is a formal stance and statement by the American Academy of Family Physicians and supported by decades of public health research that is “medically correct.”

     
  2. Tinner October 28, 2020 at 8:20 pm #

    I too think this is laughable.
    My parents immigrated here from south of the border, growing up I was constantly told how lucky I was to be born where I was, living where I was living, going to the school where I was and the opportunities that await me.
    I was also told that if I can’t prosper here than it’s because I didn’t want to or didn’t try and it’d be my own fault. I wasn’t allowed to blame others for my shortcomings or make excuses. I was taught if I wanted something that I would have to get off my butt and go get it, nobody was going to give me anything and that the only person that can stop me was me.
    What happened to us?

     
  3. Mono Person October 28, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

    As a woman of color, I find this laughable. White guilt is more important than real issues?

     
  4. Hans October 27, 2020 at 11:57 pm #

    Sounds like you might find public health administration in Alabama or Mississippi more up to your standards of medical correctness.

     
  5. Frankly... October 27, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

    Amazing. Taking a social and political issue and claiming it’s a public health issue. Is it any wonder why some people refuse to take medical authority seriously? Why stop here? Why not proclaim “ignorance” and “stupidity” a public health hazard while they’re at it?

    This cannot possibly be good for Dr. Boo’s reputation as a medical practitioner when he and this ridiculous board of county supervisors politicize a legitimate social concern and choose to be “politically correct” over medically correct.

     

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