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COVID-19 deepened racial inequity in many aspects of society and the events of the recent past have shined a light on systemic racism, especially as it impacts communities that include Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), and people who have been marginalized by their race.

Even before the pandemic, for example, BIPOC-owned businesses experienced disproportionate denials from financial institutions and access to resources and tools to build sustainable businesses.

Social and economic justice dictates that people impacted by systemic inequities and racism deserve to be included in opportunities that claim to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans.

Through the Advancing Racial and Social Justice pillar of our Strategic Plan, we will accelerate access to economic opportunity and remove barriers that have historically stood in the path of inclusion, making San Diego County a better, stronger and more equitable region where every San Diegan can thrive, prosper and feel like they belong.

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