The proclamation highlights many areas of disparity between communities of color and white communities that lead to negative health consequences. Some of the highlights of the many disparities are residents of color:
|Experience dramatically higher unemployment rates (Black: 12.6%, Hispanic: 5.7%, White: 5%)|
|Face a higher poverty rate as a community (Black: 23.5%, Hispanic:24.7%, White: 11.1%)|
|Have lower home ownership rates (Black: 40.6%, Hispanic: 47.8%, White: 74.3%)|
|Have substantially less annual median income (Black: $39,296, Hispanic: $41,883, White: $57,948)|
The proclamation lists 11 steps the County Commission has committed to do to ease racial disparities such as working with partner organizations, encouraging diversity in hiring, continue educational efforts to dismantle systematic racism.
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