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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