US Conference of Mayors releasing anti-racism plan


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The national group of mayors is proposing a 10-point plan to end racism and discrimination in America.

The blueprint released Thursday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors includes speaking out against bias, reducing poverty and working to reduce disparities between whites, blacks and Hispanics in prison sentencing.

In cities, the mayors say want to promote inclusion and tolerance and help integrate immigrants into communities.

The organization is unveiling the plan in Alabama at Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, where a racist bombing killed four girls 50 years ago this week.

The mayor's association is establishing the U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination as part of the International Coalition of Cities Against Racism.

The mayors are working with the United Nations on the plan.

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