The City of Middletown recognizes that communities of color historically and currently battle systemic and structural racism in covert and overt methods. The purpose of the task force is therefore to put into action efforts to combat racism in our community and our country. Its purpose is to supplement, not supplant, the work of the City’s other agencies in fighting racism, including the Commission on Human Relations. The task force will provide advice to the Mayor and the Council, including, but not limited to, written quarterly reports, and will consider various matters relating to racism, including, but not limited to, housing, employment, health care, educational equity, policing, inclusion, and criminal justice.