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Madison College District Board approves resolution denouncing systemic racism

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Madison College District Board Chair Frances Huntley-Cooper

The Madison College District Board of Trustees has approved a resolution that denounces systemic racism in all its forms and affirms the District’s commitment to Black students and all students of color who have been subject to overt and passive forms of racism. 

Furthermore, the resolution states, the Board “re-affirms the mission of this college
to serve the evolving needs of all of our diverse communities.”

“An inequitable criminal justice system is just one example of systemic racism,” said District Board Chair Frances Huntley-Cooper in a statement. “Racism creates disparities in many areas, including wealth, employment, housing, politics, health care and education.”

The resolution goes on to state that “the killing of George Floyd has renewed and amplified the calls for justice for Black Americans and an end to the various forms of violence and systemic racism that exist.”

“Systemic racism is a continuing threat to Black Americans and other people of color that is not acceptable and can no longer be tolerated,” the resolution adds.

The Board concludes its resolution by saying Madison College will advance and implement sustainable systems and practices that prepare and support all students with their development and growth.