Race Relations

Despite the significant progress that we have made as a nation, racism remains a problem in the United States. There is still much that needs to be done in order for people of color to be treated as equal, valued members of our communities..

I support improved educational opportunities for all low-income people, including higher expectations for all their children and every school they attend (See education section).

I support enforcement of existing civil rights and anti-discrimination laws.

Regarding police issues, I strongly support community policing as the foundation of all policing. The hiring of more people from the community served, addressing and resolving the disproportionate arrest and jailing of people of color, the de-militarization of our police forces and strong state level measures to effectively deal with circumstances where the ‘blue line” is preventing enforcing of the law regarding police actions..