July 15, 2015 The Page 3 INSIDE Week in Review O pinion page 2 pages 6-7 This page Sponsored by: L ocal N ews page 8 S ports photo courtesy of M ax H aynes Make plans to be inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen and learn about the history and legacy of America’s first black military pilots during the Oregon International Air Show this weekend at the Hillsboro Airport. Rise Above M etro page 9 War II P-51C Mustang aircraft to the Oregon In- ternational Air Show this weekend. The exhibit is a unique opportunity for all ages to experience the inspiring story of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. The Oregon International Air Show will take The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squad- place at the Hillsboro Airport Friday, July 17 ron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, is C ontinued on P age 5 bringing its Rise Above mobile theater and World Air Show salute to first black military pilots City Adopts Racial Equity Goals Aim is to end disparities in services, employment pages 8-13 Arts & ENTERTAINMENT C lassifieds C alendar pages 8-13 page 14 page 15 The Portland City Council has adopted three new racial equi- ty goals along with six strategies aimed to achieve them. The action was taken last Wednesday in an attempt to end racial disparities within city government and to insure fairness in hiring and con- tracting. The plan strengthens outreach, public engagement, and access to services for communities of color while also supporting and chang- ing existing services using racial equity as a guiding principle. Collaborating with communities and institutions of color to elimi- nate racial inequality in everything from housing to transportation to mental health services are other priorities adopted by the plan. The Office of Equity and Hu- man Rights, led by director James Dante James Dante, also saw its proposal ap- proved for a new database to track demographics within each city bureau. Every branch of government in the city will be required to present a five-year equity roadmap by the end of 2015, to include specific and measurable goals about diver- sity in hiring and how to achieve those goals. “Achieving these goals will help provide benefits for everyone as they receive benefits from the city,” James said. Even commissioner Dan Saltz- man, who was originally skeptical of the Office of Equity and Human Affairs back in 2011, commended James’ work and got behind the new goals. Commissioner Amanda Fritz urged the City Council to imme- diately start reviewing policy de- cisions through the guiding prin- ciples of racial equality. Mayor Charlie Hales released a statement on the plans. “We are a very diverse city,” Hales said. “And racial equity means understanding both that di- versity today and the institutional racism and historical wrongs that underlie that diversity, even now. When we do our budget and we have our director of the Office of Equity and Human Rights at the table, questioning bureaus, that’s normal. We should be thinking about how we spend money in terms of equity.” For information on the Office of Equity and Human Rights, visit portlandoregon.gov/oehr.