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Clinton Global Initiative University Partners With Morehouse College For Virtual Event

Chelsea Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, seen here at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, spoke about racial injustice at a Morehouse College virtual event.
Chelsea Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, seen here at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, spoke about racial injustice at a Morehouse College virtual event.
Credit Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo

Former President Bill Clinton is using his platform to bring awareness to the social injustice suffered by many African Americans.

President Clinton said, “Of course the shootings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others have also reminds us that still, the person’s skin color determines how they are treated in nearly every aspect of American life.”

Bill Clinton's Remarks

The former president spoke Thursday as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University in partnership with Atlanta’s Morehouse College.

Panelists shared strategies to help build what they called a more inclusive racial economy.

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton led the health panel discussion. She said health inequality affects Black Americans at a greater rate, and in turn, more Black Americans are dying from COVID-19.

She added, “That grief has ricocheted through millions of friends, loved ones, colleagues. And that loss and that grief has fallen disproportionately on communities of color in our country.”

Chelsea Clinton's Remarks

Panelists at the virtual conference talked about healthcare, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the recruitment of a diverse workforce.

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