Diocese of Brooklyn plans commission to combat racism

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After violence and tensions in Charlottesville, Virginia and across the country, the Diocese of Brooklyn is looking to form a commission to try and curb racism at home and abroad.

The commission on racism would be created as a form of outreach, according to St. Martin de Porres Parish Pastor Alonzo Cox. He says the plan may include youth groups and community discussions on the hot button topic.

Cox says he wants to bring the Catholic community together to discuss how they can end racism and bigotry, whether it be in Charlottesville or locally.

Such a commission would be the first of its kind. Cox says he wants the group to be up and running as soon as possible.

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