As other areas become diverse, Portland and Oregon are mostly white. The last census showed that the city did not just become white due to the whites moving in, but African Americans also moved out of this city. Since 1990s, the city minority populations have been moving out, and more whites are moving into the area. Portland lack diversity, and this makes it a less cosmopolitan and it is at risk of being less competitive with other large cities which have embraced diversity.
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The level of unemployment is also very high. The city can attract diversity by revamping education sector to attract students from all backgrounds, it should also start employing people from diverse backgrounds and make policies to ensure companies within are culturally diverse and it should also come up with housing programs that will encourage people from diverse backgrounds into the city.
Dresbeck, Rachel. Portland, Oregon: Including the Metro Area and Vancouver, Washington.
New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.