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Lansing Mayor discusses diversity and justice during State of the City Address

Courtesy Andy Schor's Twitter

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor highlighted his efforts at addressing diversity and accountability during Wednesday’s State of the City Address.

Mayor Andy Schor touted his efforts in working with Lansing’s police chief to reform policies for traffic stops and putting an end to “no knock” searches.

The mayor also pledged to continue addressing racial disparities through his Racial Justice and Equity Alliance.

“We must face the harsh reality of inequality and injustice for black and brown community members in our community," said Schor. "These conversations can be uncomfortable and difficult, but they're necessary.”

Schor’s actions follow a tumultuous 2020 when several Black community leaders requested his resignation for what they say was a lack of action during a summer of protests following the police killing of George Floyd.