Ohio State Bar Foundation Donates $500,000 to Advance Racial Justice
It will assist historically marginalized communities of color
After the city erupted in protests following George Floyd’s murder in 2020, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor participated in a video documenting the damage to the court building.
"As disheartened as I was about what happened to our building, I'm equally as disheartened that people in this state feel disenfranchised, and the treatment that they receive is unfair across all of our institutions," said O'Connor. "I can understand the outrage."
O'Connor continued to speak out about systemic racism, and she pushed for a statewide sentencing database to track racial fairness in the criminal justice system.
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