Skip to comments.NYC board of health passes resolution calling racism a 'public health crisis'
Posted on 10/19/2021 5:06:05 PM PDT by devane617
New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene passed a resolution Monday declaring racism “a public health crisis.”
The resolution was passed by an 11-member board of health, made up of appointees who were largely chosen by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to the New York Post.
The resolution asks the Health Department to expand its anti-racism work and requires it to create priorities for a racially just recovery from COVID-19,” the department of health’s website said. “It also includes other requirements to address this public health crisis in the short and long term.
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky declared “racism is a serious public health threat,” in April.
The CDC created an interactive map that shows 217 localities across the United States, at either the state, city, county, or county board level, have declared racism a public health crisis or emergency.
While resolutions and formal statements are not necessarily legally enforceable, they can drive meaningful change,” says the map's webpage
As part of the approved resolution, the health department developed a nine-point action plan for moving forward on the newly declared public health crisis.
Actions included in the resolution seek to bolster the department’s reporting of race and ethnicity data, add “an anti-racism review of the NYC Health Code” and obligate the department of health to “participate in a truth and reconciliation process with communities harmed by these actions when possible.”
The nine-point plan also asked the department to listen and consider changes related to eradicating “structural racism within policies, plans and budgets related to all determinants of health (transportation, education, housing, land-use and siting, economic opportunities, civic participation and healthcare delivery contexts).”
“Now we are in another crucible, another pandemic in which suffering is not born equally,” the department’s commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi said. Chokshi added that traditionally there’s been a “catastrophic combustibility of historical patterns of injustice, particularly structural racism, intersecting with disease.”
“I don’t get the hysteria.”
Really? You should.
This is how recipients of woke degress justify themselves and their jobs. They do nothing to help the common citizen, but serve only to stir up problems they pretend to be about solving.
If you’re white, you won’t be able to work unless you can produce your anti-racism course certificate.
“Racism” is code for “Kill Whitey.”
Zimbabwe and South Africa were the proofs-of-concept.
I suspect the bottom line is ALL health care to blacks and illegals and LGBTQ groups will be free and all prior bills paid in full.
Didn’t Trump move from NYC to FLA? So what’s the problem?
Escape From New York
Nothing means anything anymore.
Everything The Left want to control is a public health crisis.
Where are you going to escape to?
Critical Racist Fascists are in charge now.
They need mass hysteria keeping people in a constant state of fear.
Does this allow the government to exempt mandates to the correct minority group?
Because they’ve done such a successful job with their core charge.
The Left can turn any crisis into a “public health crisis” including gun violence. The Left exploit crises to advance their power and influence. (“Never let a crisis go to waste”). Solutions may even require draconian measures that abridge Constitutional restraints.
In the 1981movie, they put a fence around NYC like a prison.
The key is to put up the fence BEFORE the people you want to fence in escape.
And it surely was a better life than from whence they came.
Is affirmative action racism?
[not having a Dee Luxe Apartment In The Sky] == [a public health crisis]
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