Hales had oversight and the bureau did diversify
"When I served as City Commissioner, we made great strides …we successfully fought for, and won, adding women and people of color to the Fire Bureau."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, July 29th, 2011
Racial, ethnic differences persist
The Latino unemployment rate is higher than the white rate and the black rate is higher than the Latino rate.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010