Lansing launches ‘Equity Matrix’ to monitor racial disparities: New data breaks down city departments by racial diversity — and more – City Pulse – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Kyle Kaminski

THURSDAY, Jan. 6 — An online tool released today by the city of Lansing aims to keep track of diversity among its employees, as well as in local neighborhoods, so that city officials can monitor racial disparities and factor them into decisions tied to policies and the city budget.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and a host of other city officials introduced the new “Diversity Dashboard” and “Equity Matrix” at a virtual press conference today. Both are online now.

The diversity dashboard — assembled entirely by demographic information volunteered by city employees — compares the racial and ethnic composi

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