Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Racial Equity Training Starts for St. Louis City Workers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Racial Equity Training Starts for St. Louis City Workers

Article excerpt

ST. LOUIS * City departments will be doing more to promote racial equity, and the effort began with training for managers, directors and commissioners, Mayor Francis Slay said Monday.

About 100 city workers in supervisory roles will go through training designed to help them overcome unconscious biases that can promote racial inequities.

"The challenges facing our region, like racial disparities, poverty, crime and education, are not new, nor unique to St. Louis," Slay said. "But here, they are a product of systems, policies and institutions that have haunted us for decades, having a disproportionate effect on African-Americans."

The training will be handled by the Local and Regional Government Alliance on Race & Equity, known as GARE.

About 250 city employees recently participated in five sessions in which St. …

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