New San Diego department focused on rooting out inequities, systemic racism

SAN DIEGO — San Diego created a new city department Tuesday focused on eliminating systemic racism and other barriers to the fair distribution of resources like parks, libraries and lucrative city contracts.The City Council unanimously approved creating an Office of Race and Equity that council members said would be significantly more powerful and game-changing than a commission just studying issues of racial and economic injustice.The office will have a $3 million “community equity fund” to help even out disparities in resources and help boost the city’s low-income and minority communities, w…

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