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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 11:11 AM

Measuring equity: New project tracks regional racial disparities

How are we doing? In terms of racial equity, that is. That question was often asked a couple of months ago around the 5-year anniversary of the onset of the Ferguson unrest. Now the Regional Equity Indicators Dashboard, STLEquity.org, strives to provide data sets to answer that question and track future progress over time.

The dashboard, or graphical user interface, was created as a response to the Ferguson Commissionís Signature Calls to Action for a way to quantify the state of racial equity in the region. Itís an expansion of the City of St. Louisís Equity Indicators Baseline Report released in late 2018.

It consists of 72 indicators organized into three main themes drawn from the Ferguson Commission report Ė Youth at the Center, Opportunity to Thrive, and Justice for All. They measure quality-of-life factors such as child wellbeing, education quality, educational attainment, financial empowerment, health and safety, neighborhoods, policing, court reform, and civic engagement.

The dashboard currently measures indicators for the City of St. Louis and St. Louis, St. Charles and St. Clair (Illinois) counties.

http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/measuring-equity-new-project-tracks-regional-racial-disparities/article_7f5fcfa6-f015-11e9-bc74-f7a8cc967130.html

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