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Yes, Pittsburgh; it’s racism.

“Racism is hiring the White applicant over the more qualified Black applicant because the White applicant is a better ‘fit’ with company ‘culture.’ Racism is failing to treat a Black pregnant mother’s pain or abnormal physical sensations because her concerns are not seen as legitimate.

“Racism is suspending the 4-year-old Black boy from preschool because his actions were seen as ‘aggressive’ when he snatched his own crayon back from a White peer who had taken the crayon without being disciplined. Racism is assuming White students are more qualified for advanced courses, while their Black peers need rudimentary instruction. Racism is the concentration of environmental hazards in Black communities, which lead to elevated levels of cancer.”

FULL STORY published September 23, 2019 via PublicSource