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How much progress has Sacramento made in the last year?

ABC10 took to the streets of the MLK Day march to ask people how much progress Sacramento has made to diffuse racial tensions.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — This past year, Sacramento endured unimaginable levels of racial tension due to the killing of Stephon Clark. Ever since that incident, the community has taken steps to unify. 

On Monday afternoon, ABC10 spoke to different people at the Dr. Martin Luther Jr. King march to see how much progress we've made. 

"We've improved as far as I'm concerned. I see it has come together. There's more understanding. There's more sympathy for people out here. We're coming together. It's a slow process, but change is coming," said Rosie Grant.

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Others weren't as optimistic about the progress over the last year.

"Sacramento has not grown up to embrace new ideas and challenges in ways that befit the capital of one of the most important states. I think we need to be more open to new ideas and new challenges and new ways of doing business," Brigitte Jaensch said.

Grant also gave some advice on how we can all move forward as a city.

"Show more love. Smile. Be concerned. Reach out. Just smile and care. It goes a long way," Grant said.

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