Winburn: 7 council members approve motion to strike institutional racism

By Mark Curnutte
Cincinnati Enquirer

Dwight Tillery and other Black Agenda Cincinnati leaders didn’t even have to ask.

Before the former Cincinnati mayor could make his formal presentation Monday to city council’s Budget and Finance Committee, committee chairman Charlie Winburn announced that he and five of his colleagues had approved a motion to remove institutional racism from city policies and practices. Six votes makes up a veto-proof majority on City Council.

At the council committee meeting Monday, Ohio State University scholar Sharon Davies presented on the geography of opportunity.  Davies is director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at OSU.

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The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.