Cranston's city council took a step towards addressing systemic inequalities Monday, unanimously approving a resolution declaring racism a public health issue in the city. "Systemic racism is real and it corrupts our institutions in the ways we see all around us," said John Donegan, a first-term council member who represents Ward 3. The resolution was introduced by him and fellow Councilor Aneice Germain, who represents Ward 2. "These inequities run deep into the foundations of this country, and prevent, for too many, the realization of the promises which our nation was founded upon." Click to Read About It.