Mayor Charlie Hales is hiring an outside consultant to host a diversity seminar for white males only.
When Hales ran for mayor in 2012, he questioned whether Portland needed an Office of Equity and Human Rights—a $1.2 million department dedicated to ensuring fairness in race, gender and disability.
In less than two years, he’s received plenty of lessons on how much the city has to learn about diversity.
Hales now believes the city needs training beyond what the Office of Equity and Human Rights provides. The mayor and his male staffers will attend a 3½-day seminar in July that a city document says is “designed to help white male personnel learn how to react to issues in a white male-dominated culture.”
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