The Committee on Racism in State Government included the Interdenominational Ministers Action Council (IMAC) of New Castle County, the Interdenominational Ministers Alliance of Dover & Vicinity (IMA), the Interdenominational Faith Coalition of Sussex County (IFC) and Delaware NAACP Leadership. The committee was formed in the summer of 2015 to investigate Delaware state employees’ recitation of incidents and complaints regarding racism and discrimination in the workplace.
The work started by the Committee on Racism in State Government will continue. The DE Faith In Action Council is organizing to support efforts focused on social and economic equality for African Americans in state government and the state of Delaware. Two primary initiatives include: Petitioning the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into employment patterns and practices in state government and Establishing a Delaware Commission on Civil Rights. A Commission on Civil Rights that is independent with sovereign immunity.
There is much work to be done. Delaware has a long history of injustice and inequality. Together we can change the culture in the state of Delaware. Join us!