State task force to look at racial disparities - Associated Press

A new task force will examine racial disparities in Vermont, including disparities in Covid-19 impacts, Gov. Scott announced yesterday.

"Gov. Phil Scott signed the executive order creating the task force on Monday. The order itself was released Tuesday by the governor’s office. “Let’s be honest, a task force is not the cure-all for what ails us,” Scott said. “It’s going to take some soul-searching and change, individually, to make a difference.” U.S. Census figures show that 1.4% of the state’s population is black or African American. The Health Department’s COVID-19 statistics show that almost 3.7% of COVID-19 cases in Vermont are in African Americans."

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