Mayor de Blasio unveils commission to weed out racism in NYC government, report findings by year’s end

A newly formed commission tasked with examining structural racism in New York City plans to identify aspects of government that have hurt minorities and should be changed. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the formation of the 11-member Racial Justice Commission on Tuesday and said it would issue a report on its findings by the end of the year. “We’ve never had a model for actually addressing structural racism, institutional racism — identifying it, acknowledging it, formally apologizing for it, weeding it out, eradicating it, making the policy changes, changing the laws,” de Blasio said. “Some o…

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