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Race & Social Justice Initiative

The City of Seattle is becoming increasingly diverse. A primary challenge of this diversity is the ongoing struggle to create a community where all people are valued, regardless of their background. The Race and Social Justice Initiative seeks to reduce disproportionate economic opportunity, education, civic engagement, health, and criminal justice; to foster more inclusive civic engagement; to ensure equity in City business and personnel practices; and to deliver City services that are relevant to Seattles diverse populations.

Seattle residents should expect to see improved customer service, greater inclusion in programs and policies and increased sensitivity to the interests of ethnic communities. Some programs may be redesigned or revised to meet the needs of groups that traditionally have not received the same attention as others. Outcomes include:

  • Hiring/promoting employees who represent Seattle’s cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • Significantly increasing the amount of business the City does with minority-owned businesses.
  • Ensuring diversity in the city’s boards, commissions and neighborhood groups.
  • Making policy decisions that reflect diversity.
  • Using race and social justice as a standard for good business practice and government action.

Race & Social Justice Initiative

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