Realizing Arlington’s Commitment to Equity
An equitable Arlington is one where all are valued, educated, healthy and safe regardless of race.
As an employee, resident or business in Arlington, advance racial equity as a county-wide priority to eliminate, reduce, and prevent disparities in our policies, procedures practices, engagement, and interaction with and service to the community.
Framework for a Racial Equity Action Plan
A shared understanding, knowledge and terminology around racial equity within the organization and among the community.
Racial equity is accepted as an imperative and priority throughout the organization and within the community.
A sustainable and supported structure to advance racial equity to include personnel and resources that become a defined and integral component of the organization and the system.
Build the capacity of the organization and within the community and commit and dedicate resources to support identified areas of need.
Racial equity is a matter of principle in developing and considering the impact policies, plans, and decisions have on all residents as well as employees.
Use the racial equity lens, tools and disaggregated data to identify where systemic and institutional racism presents itself and make the changes needed to dismantle it.
Every employee, resident and person who interacts with the County sees themselves in the work, the process, the system and structure.
Evaluate where we are, what we have done and how we are doing; what things do we need to change, adjust and how we evolve overtime to respond to changes in the workforce, culture, and community.
New Demographic Data Dashboards
The County has released two new dashboards (Race and Ethnicity Dashboard and Census Tract Demographic Dashboard) that organize Arlington’s demographic data at the countywide and subcounty levels, and provides a ways to visualized demographic variances among race and ethnicities and geographic distribution.
Race and Ethnicity Dashboard provides a transparent means of comparing key demographic variables of Arlington’s population by race and ethnicity.
Census Tract Demographic Dashboard allows users to select one or more Census Tracts to view the demographics at the sub county level.
Tools like data dashboards are resources that community members and County staff can use to begin operationalizing racial equity efforts.
Tools and Resources
Dialogues on Race and Equity Partners
Addressing racial equity and reducing disparities requires Arlingtonians across the County to share their perspectives. Find more information about DRE and how to help promote these conversations.