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Dante J. James is the first bureau director for Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.

Dante J. James is the first bureau director for Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.

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Issues of race and disability move into the spotlight

Issues of race and disability have moved into the spotlight at City Hall thanks to Portland’s first ever Office of Equity and Human Rights. Dante J. James, the office’s first bureau director, presented an annual report on the work accomplished by the department to the full City Council last month and recently met with the Portland Observer to help build public support for the mission.