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THE SACRAMENTO BEE reports, “California law prohibits racial discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on race, ethnicity or national origin.
However, no such law exists for our criminal courts. Given the massive disparities in incarceration in California, where a Black person is almost nine times more likely to be incarcerated than a white person, it is clear that we are overdue to enact a statewide policy that makes it unlawful to discriminate against Black and brown people in the state’s criminal legal system.
That’s why Gov. Gavin Newsom should sign the California Racial Justice Act, Assembly Bill 2542 authored by Ash Kalra, into law.”