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People hold signs at a "protest for justice" over Friday's shooting death of Terence Crutcher, sponsored by We the People Oklahoma, in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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TULSA, Okla. — The Demanding a JUSTulsa campaign agrees with the Mayor’s assessment that the slight improvement outlined in this year’s report does not go far enough. In fact, it demonstrates the critical need for strong public hearings and meaningful reform to address the persistent racial disparities in policing within our communities.

The report shows a decrease in the Justice Equality Indicator demonstrating that racial disparities between Tulsans of color and white Tulsans have increased when compared to 2018. 

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Additionally, for the second year in a row, Tulsa’s Justice Levels are in the 30s out of 100, and the city’s overall score remains in the 40s out of 100. It is abundantly clear that we need to employ bold, collaborative efforts to root out the systemic racism present in all areas of our city and described in the report.

We are unwavering in our belief that we, the people, have the power to build a Tulsa where our lives are valued and respected, regardless of race. We look forward to continuing to review the report and engaging in the collective work of realizing racial justice alongside our fellow citizens and elected officials who share that same belief.

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For more information about the 2019 Tulsa Equality Indicator click here.

For more information about JUSTulsa click here.

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