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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement and Video Message In Honor of Black History Month

Monday, February 1, 2016
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the following statement and video message to commemorate the beginning of Black History Month:

“Black History Month is a time to remember and honor the inspirational leaders of our past and take pride in the progress we have made in the fight for justice; but it is also a time to reflect on the challenges we continue to face today. 

Across the nation, thousands of people are taking to the streets to protest the injustices their communities face.  They are demanding an end to the killing of unarmed boys and men of color, a criminal justice system where the color of one’s skin does not determine one’s fate, increased economic opportunities in communities that have been starved for far too long, and true inclusion and acceptance of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or identity.  As a society, we all must rise to meet these demands if we are to truly live up to our nation’s most sacred values of freedom, equality and justice for all.”

To view Attorney General Harris’s message on the kick-off of Black History Month CLICK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUWHDNX4NZc&feature=youtu.be.

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