Desegregating City Government

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Fri, 06/12/2015 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Desegregating City Government

Why are there so few employees of color in city hall? People say you can’t set hiring quotes or things of that nature but — there are plenty of examples of programs meant to desegregate bureaucracies.
Our guest is Sam Sachs, social justice activist and member of the City of Portland Human Rights Commission, who has been pushing a standard requiring that qualified candidates of color be interviewed — not unlike the veterans employment law put into effect after the Gulf War.
Can we desegregate City Hall? 

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