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July 8, 2015
PORTLAND – The City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights presented its City-wide Racial Equity Goals and Strategies to City Council and Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt the goals and strategies as binding City policy.
Bureau Director, Dante James, said, "We can’t just let this be a symbol…we have to ensure that we mean what we say. The community needs to know we mean what we say and feel that something is happening differently because of what we say."
Community members and City employees testified in support of the goals and strategies:
The Racial Equity Goals and Strategies can be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oehr/article/535767
A video that explains the background and need for the Racial Equity Goals and Strategies is here:https://youtu.be/iTtkhCFCxRw