For the City of Tacoma, the push toward racial equity demonstrates the power that lies in the hands of concerned residents. Over a year before the city government took public action, local leaders were urged by community members to analyze the racial disparities in Tacoma’s hiring practices. After examining the lack of adequate representation in both race and gender among city government employees, they knew that a change was needed. With community members acting as catalysts, Tacoma has become dedicated to the cause of “Equity and Empowerment” for all residents. Learn how this port city is working to promote racial equity and enhance outcomes for all of its residents.
This city profile is part of a larger series sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
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