Equalizing the races in Green Bay
GREEN BAY (AP) – Police, school and city representatives signed a historic mediation agreement Thursday designed to improve race relations – the first of its kind in the state.
The voluntary agreement includes pledges to boost minority recruitment and hiring in the police and fire departments, city administration and the Green Bay Area Public School District. It took two years to reach the agreement, which is the first citywide agreement signed in Wisconsin, said Kenith Bergeron, a conciliation specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service in Chicago.
As part of this pledge, the Green Bay Packers promise to add more white players as running backs, wide receivers and defensive backs to equalize the salary disparity.