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File #: 22-037    Version: 1
Type: Strategic Support Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/10/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action:
Title: Definition of Racial Equity.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Resolution, 3. Presentation - est. 5 minutes, 4. Letters from the Public


Definition of Racial Equity.


Adopt a resolution accepting the proposed definition of racial equity:

"Both a process and an outcome, racial equity is designed to center anti-racism, eliminate systemic racial inequities, and rooted in the acknowledgement of the City of San Jose’s historical and existing practices that have led to discrimination and injustices to Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.

The racial equity process is an explicit, intentional, and continual practice of prioritizing psychologically safe spaces and a sense of belonging for racial groups that have been most negatively impacted in policies and practices. It is action that prioritizes liberation and measurable change, and centers lived experiences of all impacted racial groups.

As an outcome, racial equity is achieved when race can no longer be used to predict life outcomes, and everyone can prosper and thrive.” 

CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-009, Staff Reports, Assessments, Annual Reports, and Informational Memos that involve no approvals of any City action. (City Manager)