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Perspectives on Progress: Rep. Jones warns lawmakers cannot ‘legislate morality’

Jerry Nowicki

The recognition that institutional racism exists in Illinois’ law enforcement, education system and houses of worship, for example, came as “an awakening” for many residents, Rep. Thaddeus Jones said, and it will be impossible for the state to “move forward” until Illinoisans confront those issues by having honest conversations.

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NEW: Capitol Cast - Perspectives on Progress   

Capitol News Illinois launched its new "Perspectives on Progress" podcast series Monday, June 8 in an effort to broadcast conversations about race in America and Illinois. To begin the series, the Statehouse news bureau reached out to the 31 members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus to hear their perspectives and share their experiences with racism and their thoughts on what actions, legislatively or otherwise, are needed to move forward. Today's guest is Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City.


 

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