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By Duane Leonard
Housing Authority of Snohomish County Executive Director 

Racism in housing happened here too | Guest View

 

Last updated 7/8/2020 at 11:46am



The murder of George Floyd is a tragedy, but the social unrest and demonstrations that have resulted are long overdue and are the result of issues long unaddressed. The real tragedy is that our communities of color have continued to suffer racial injustices, large and small, for literally decades without notice. Now is the time for change. The moment must be seized.

I was surprised to hear recently someone wonder why housing assistance was being discussed along with additional social services in the movement to redirect money from law enforcement budgets. The history of racism in this count...



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