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Utah Creates Pact To Help Fund Fight Against Racism

Utah officials have begun signing a new pact aimed at mitigating racism in institutions across the state. The Utah Compact on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion unveiled Tuesday will provide baselines for public policy changes and investments that will help reduce racism. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says the decision to create the pact was made after the police killing of George Floyd earlier this year in Minneapolis. Democratic Rep. Sandra Hollins, the state’s only Black lawmaker, says the pact represents the first of many steps needed to fully address racism throughout the state’s policies and institutions.