Oregon Topics: Minorities and Women

Minority and women's rights have moved to the center of the political debate in Oregon and the country. Despite the gains of recent decades, representation of minorities and women in the upper echelons of government, business, and other key parts of society lags behind. From complaints of racial profiling against people of color to the "glass ceiling" restricting promotion of women, advocates claim that much work remains. 

This guide links to government offices and advocacy organizations that focus on the challenges and opportunities facing minorities and women.
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mural of Japanese Americans in fields
A mural in Vale honors the contributions of Japanese Americans to the local community. (Oregon State Archives Photo)