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WUCF TV discusses racial barriers in this week’s Metro Center Outlook

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This week on Metro Center Outlook, host Dr. Diane Trees sits down with members of the Perry family, known for their work in the Central Florida community, but also one who broke racial barriers in the city of Orlando.

Former Chief Judge Belvin Perry and his sister, Valeria Maxwell, principal of Orlando’s Jones High School, discuss their deep community roots, the importance of education and what Black History Month means to them. 

“One of the things we need to do is more jobs, better paying jobs, more opportunities for businesses to start within the minority community and more opportunity in terms of what I call outside education things, recreational opportunities within the community,” said Perry. “I think if you have more jobs, more business opportunities, you will see the minority community grow and continue to prosper.”

Metro Center Outlook airs each Sunday on WUCF TV at 9 a.m.