A new order from President Trump is racist, says the head of a local agency that intends to defy it

A new order from President Trump is racist, says the head of a local agency that intends to defy it

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The American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association also are opposed to the order. They wrote to Trump asking him to rescind it, saying it would “effectively reverse decades of progress in combating racial inequality.”

“As our members continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we bear witness to the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on black and brown people. Vital research conducted at the National Institutes of Health and academic centers to comprehend the effects of structural racism and implicit bias on health care and health outcomes is needed right now more than ever before. However, this research is threatened by EO 13950′s unprecedented attack on scientific freedom.”

Dozens of chambers of commerce and business and nonprofits associations also oppose the order, including the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. In a letter to Trump, they said they believed his order would “hinder the ability of employers to implement critical programs to promote diversity and combat discrimination in the workplace.”

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