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Jan 18, 2010 8:03 PM by Andy Koen

Transit cuts called discriminatory at MLK event

Events we're held in Colorado Springs in celebration of the Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Monday.

At Colorado Technical University, James Tucker publisher of the African American Voice hosted a panel of guest speakers to discuss issues facing black families in Colorado Springs.

The topics included healthcare, criminal justice and public transportation.

Tucker says he disagrees with the city's recent decision to cut bus routes because it overwhelmingly affects minorities.

"It's clearly institutional discrimination," Tucker claimed. "They make decisions without us, that's unacceptable, they're not connected with the community, they don't communicate with the community and as a result of that that's institutional racism and that is not acceptable in 2010."

Colorado College also hosted several discussions about the life and legacy of Dr. King.

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