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YWCA's Eighth Annual Racial Justice Forum

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Improving positive race relations within the city was the message of the YWCA's eighth annual Racial Justice Forum on Monday.

About 100 people showed up to the YWCA on Corona to listen to a speech by Dr. Ernestine Garner.

Nancy Wesson-Dodd, executive director of the YWCA, said while this forum is hosted on a very special day, remembering Dr. Martin Luther King and President Obama's inauguration, we still have a long way to go when it comes to our society dealing with race relations.

"I think it's a sign that we are more accepting of different ethnicity, but certainly we have a long way to go, because there are many people who think that President Obama's positions are based on their race," Wesson-Dodd said.

She also said that the best way to eliminate discrimination is by opening the lines of communication with one another.

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