EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, sponsored a house joint resolution this week calling on legislators, lobbyists and staff to do better to change the culture of racism not only in state government but throughout all workplaces.
“Racism and discrimination are barriers that minorities still face in the workplace,” Greenwood said. “Minorities have made important contributions to our state and our country. It is imperative that we work to change the culture in our state government and in all work environments throughout Illinois.”
Greenwood supported House Joint Resolution 86, which calls on all elected officials, lobbyists and staff to do a better job to change the culture of racism in state government and all other workplaces. Greenwood’s resolution urges all individuals in the workplace to stand up against racism and speak up when they view inappropriate behavior. The resolution received unanimous support in the House and Senate this past week.
“As an African American woman, I understand all too well the effects of systemic racism,” Greenwood said. “I commend my colleagues on both side of the aisle for sponsoring this resolution and taking action to do more to address racism and discrimination in our state.”