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Racial equity in Decatur -- where is the greatest need, how is the city doing, and what is needed?

104 registered responses


Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community.

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Agree 46.2% 48
Agree 41.3% 43
No Opinion 3.8% 4
Disagree 4.8% 5
Strongly Disagree 3.8% 4

I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur.

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Agree 61.5% 64
Agree 28.8% 30
No Opinion 2.9% 3
Disagree 3.8% 4
Strongly Disagree 2.9% 3

What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur?

Answered
85
Skipped
19

I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions, public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly agree 22.3% 23
Agree 31.1% 32
No Opinion 18.4% 19
Disagree 19.4% 20
Strongly Disagree 8.7% 9

What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions, public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)

Answered
72
Skipped
32

I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse.

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly agree 56.7% 59
Agree 25.0% 26
No Opinion 7.7% 8
Disagree 4.8% 5
Strongly Disagree 5.8% 6

What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents?

Answered
90
Skipped
14

I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each):

Average priorities over 104 responses
  1. Describe the significance of this item

    Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures
  2. Describe the significance of this item

    Creating spaces for conversation among members of the community
  3. Describe the significance of this item

    Anti-racism training for residents
  4. Describe the significance of this item

    Anti-racism training for city employees
  5. Describe the significance of this item

    Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.)

What other suggestions do you have for increasing racial equity in Decatur?

Answered
53
Skipped
51

I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply):

Response Percent Response Count
Community conversations 88.5% 85
Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.) 80.2% 77
Anti-racism training 72.9% 70
Other 11.5% 11

Additional Comments:

Answered
31
Skipped
73

Are you a City of Decatur resident?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 92.3% 96
No 7.7% 8

What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
Under 18 1.0% 1
18-24 1.9% 2
25-34 7.7% 8
35-44 28.8% 30
45-54 18.3% 19
55-64 14.4% 15
65 and over 27.9% 29

With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more)

Response Percent Response Count
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.0% 1
Asian 4.8% 5
Black or African American 13.5% 14
Latinx 1.9% 2
White 73.1% 76
Additional race or ethnicity category not listed, please specify in 'Other' box below: 1.0% 1
Other 5.8% 6
Prefer not to disclose 3.8% 4

With which gender do you most identify?

Response Percent Response Count
Gender nonconforming 1.9% 2
Man 26.9% 28
Woman 66.3% 69
Other 2.9% 3
Prefer not to disclose 3.8% 4

With which sexual identity do you most identify?

Response Percent Response Count
Asexual 1.0% 1
Bisexual 3.9% 4
Gay 1.0% 1
Straight (Heterosexual) 73.8% 76
Lesbian 5.8% 6
Pansexual 1.9% 2
Queer 1.9% 2
Questioning/Unsure 1.9% 2
Other 2.9% 3
Prefer not to disclose 7.8% 8
Chanell Miller outside Decatur
August 29, 2020, 3:05 PM
  • Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community.
    • Strongly Agree
  • I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur.
    • Strongly Agree
  • What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur?
    NEEDS NEW BOARD OF EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENT
  • I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions, public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
    • Strongly agree
  • What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions, public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
    Ms.Moore need to Be fired and the board of education employees who stood by her while she created fake Parent profiles and the school administration wasn’t able to contact me for a whole year. Made complaints, nothing happened. Image your child get hurts twice and the school can’t call you because a lady who have been working there for over 10 years summit and delete your information and a school district let school administrators sign your child up for programs you didn’t approve of without your acknowledgment.
  • I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse.
    • Strongly agree
  • What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents?
    Get a Need superintendent because the one we have felt this community by ignoring complaints without addressing them and only comes out in the media with his cape on.
  • I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each):
    1. Describe the significance of this item

      Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures
    2. Describe the significance of this item

      Creating spaces for conversation among members of the community
    3. Describe the significance of this item

      Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.)
    4. Describe the significance of this item

      Anti-racism training for city employees
    5. Describe the significance of this item

      Anti-racism training for residents
  • What other suggestions do you have for increasing racial equity in Decatur?
    The Principal Greg wisemen needs to be fired also because he let a lot of things happen and he harasses black boys.
  • I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply):
    • Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.)
  • Additional Comments:

    Request your children educational records to see what’s going on. Racist aren’t born they are being taught and train and protected by the city of Decatur schools and it needs to be address so we all can heal and get alone. City of Decatur should have laws in places to protect all kids from harassment, discrimination and racial profiling!

  • Are you a City of Decatur resident?
    • Yes
  • What is your age?
    • 35-44
  • With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more)
    • White
  • With which gender do you most identify?
    • Woman
  • With which sexual identity do you most identify?
    • Straight (Heterosexual)
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