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Nevada Senate Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers passed a resolution that declares racism a public health crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic and months of protests around the nation over police brutality.

The resolution approved Wednesday urges lawmakers to revisit issues related to racism and public health when they reconvene next year.

It declares systemic racism as a cause of educational, economic and health disparities and acknowledges that communities of color have borne a disproportionate burden throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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The resolution passed the state Senate and now heads to the Assembly.