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This Is the Most
Diverse State in America
Sep 24, 2023 12:15 PM CDT
This Is the Most Diverse State in America
California ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list; West Virginia is in last place
- If you're looking to set down roots in a true melting pot—in a place that WalletHub notes features "a complex tapestry of backgrounds"—there are some places in America that thrive when it comes to diversity. The site wanted to determine "where idea and identity...
College to Pay Professor $1M
Over Handling of Her Hiring
Aug 3, 2023 5:40 PM CDT
College to Pay Professor $1M Over Handling of Her Hiring
Regents 'raised concerns' about Kathleen McElroy's diversity work
- A journalism professor has received an apology from Texas A&M for its handling of her hiring and will collect a $1 million settlement. "Mistakes were made during the hiring process," the school said Thursday about a flap that led the university president to resign. Investigation documents released...
Jul 14, 2023 12:19 PM CDT
House OKs Defense Bill With Eyebrow- Raising Extras
Add-ons in annual legislation include restrictions on abortion, transgender health care, diversity training
- The US House on Friday approved a sweeping annual defense bill that provides an expected 5.2% pay raise for service members but strays from traditional military policy with political add-ons from Republicans to block abortion coverage, diversity initiatives at the Pentagon, and transgender issues that deeply divided the chamber....
Now Threatened by
Bud Light Boycott:
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jun 17, 2023 1:45 PM CDT
Now Threatened by Bud Light Boycott: Garth Brooks
Country star says his Nashville bar will sell every beer
- The latest to be threatened with a boycott related to LGBTQ+ issues is Garth Brooks. The country singer is opening the Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk in Nashville's South Broadway district this summer, and in an interview with
last week, he said, "If you’...
Uber Suspends Diversity Chief
Over Diversity Event
May 22, 2023 7:30 AM CDT
Uber Suspends Diversity Chief Over Diversity Event
Bo Young Lee goes on leave after 'Don't Call Me Karen' forum
- Uber has suspended one of its execs who was accused of being insensitive to diversity issues. The odd thing is that the exec had been in charge of making sure the company was sensitive to diversity issues. The
New York Times
reports that Bo Young Lee, the company's head...
May 15, 2023 3:01 PM CDT
DeSantis Makes Big Move on Colleges
Bars diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida, tells complainers to go to Berkeley
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his campaign on Monday against what he views as "woke" ideology in the education system. The governor and presumptive 2024 presidential candidate signed into law a measure that prohibits the state's public colleges and universities from spending money on what are known as...
May 9, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Richard Dreyfuss: Oscars' Inclusion Rules 'Make Me Vomit'
'Am I being told that I will never have a chance to play a Black man?'
- Richard Dreyfuss has been strangely outspoken in recent weeks, and his most recent remarks to make headlines came during a Friday interview on PBS'
. The actor said the Academy Awards' new diversity and inclusion rules, which take effect next year, "make me vomit," CNN reports. The...
Art Pulled From
Feb 22, 2023 7:59 AM CST
College Wanted Art Pulled From Diversity Exhibit, Group Refused
Now entire display is yanked from State College of Florida over complaints about 3 pieces of art
- For two decades, the Florida nonprofit Embracing Our Differences has hosted an annual outdoor art show in Sarasota, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. This time around, however, the group is yanking its entire display from one of the venues, the State College of Florida, after school officials...
One State Hits Milestone
on LGBTQ Representation
Nov 22, 2022 12:38 PM CST
One State Hits Milestone on LGBTQ Representation
10% of California's legislature identifies as such, a first for the nation
- While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year's midterms, California quietly reached its own: At least 10% of its state lawmakers identify publicly as LGBTQ, believed to be a first for any US legislature. The California legislators are all Democrats, per...
After Writing for
He Took a Job at Macy's
Oct 23, 2022 3:50 PM CDT
After Writing for
, He Took a Job at Macy's
Anthony Q. Farrell says he's working to improve diversity in TV writers rooms
- Anthony Q. Farrell's first TV writing job was a big one. He worked as a staff writer and story editor on
from 2008 to 2009 until he was laid off amid the recession. It was two years before he found another job in his field, but Farrell...
School District's Diversity Chief
Quit Before She Even Started
Jun 18, 2022 7:45 AM CDT
School District's Diversity Chief Quit Before She Even Started
ProPublica dives deep into the story of a Black educator driven out of 2 jobs by white parents
- In early 2021, Cecilia Lewis was looking forward to pulling up roots from her Maryland home and starting a new job as a Georgia school district's first administrator for diversity, equity, and inclusion. What Lewis had seen as an exciting opportunity, however, never panned out, thanks to white parents...
Wells Fargo Halts Policy
Over Bogus Job Interviews
Jun 7, 2022 4:19 PM CDT
Wells Fargo Halts Policy Over Bogus Job Interviews
Minorities were interviewed for positions that were already filled
- Wells Fargo is backtracking on a hiring policy after an embarrassing investigative report in the
New York Times
. The bank put what it called a "diversity slate" policy in place in 2020 stipulating that "diverse" candidates must be interviewed for any job with a salary of more than...
Mar 29, 2022 8:21 AM CDT
NFL Unveils New Diversity Requirement
All teams required to have a female or minority offensive coach
- NFL teams will be required to employ a "female or a member of an ethnic or racial minority" as an offensive assistant coach for the upcoming season, according to diversity efforts announced Monday during annual owners meetings in Palm Beach, Fla. The league will reimburse teams up to $200,...
Ted Cruz Enters the Fray
Over Supreme Court Pick
Feb 1, 2022 11:08 AM CST
Ted Cruz Enters the Fray Over Supreme Court Pick
Senator calls Biden's plan to limit candidates to Black females 'offensive,' an 'insult'
- The general consensus in DC is that President Biden will be able to get his nominee on the Supreme Court without the usual scorched-earth fight of recent confirmations. But even if that proves to be the case, some political fireworks are inevitable. The Hill , for example, expects Republican Sens. Ted...
Tucker Carlson Mocks M&M
Characters' Modern Makeover
Jan 23, 2022 6:15 AM CST
Tucker Carlson Mocks M&M Characters' Modern Makeover
Company behind iconic candy strives for more diversity and equality
Fox News host Tucker Carlson dedicated part of his Friday show to mocking M&M's character update, zeroing in particularly on the more sensible footwear the green and brown candies now wear.
reports Carlson pointed out the green M&M had ditched her "sexy boots" because,...
He Says He Was
Fired for Being
a White Guy.
Oct 29, 2021 12:05 AM CDT
He Says He Was Fired for Being a White Guy. Now, $10M
Ex-hospital exec David Duvall wins wrongful termination suit against NC health care system
- For nearly five years, David Duvall served as a top marketing executive for a North Carolina health care system—until he says he was abruptly fired in the summer of 2018, over what he claims was a move to diversify top staff. Duvall sued, and on Tuesday, a federal jury...
This State Embraces Diversity
More Than Any Other
Sep 21, 2021 11:38 AM CDT
This State Embraces Diversity More Than Any Other
California takes top spot in WalletHub ranking; West Virginia comes in last
- America's history is a unique one, and the result of our national experiment is a "complex tapestry of backgrounds," comprised of people from all different cultures, religions, and socioeconomic and educational statuses, per WalletHub . In fact, the personal finance site notes, by 2045 it's expected there...
Golden Globes Changes
Aug 5, 2021 7:30 PM CDT
NBC Welcomes Golden Globes Changes
New bylaws address lack of diversity and ethical issues, including gifts from studios
- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the Golden Globes, announced Thursday that its members had approved a broad series of changes to improve the organization's diversity and restore it to the film industry's good graces. NBC, which had already taken the awards show off the air...
Questions in Japan
Jul 27, 2021 4:35 PM CDT
Osaka's Loss Draws Criticism, Questions in Japan
Nation's cultural diversity issues resurface after Olympics match
- Naomi Osaka's third-round loss at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday did more than defy her image as a local tennis star certain to win the gold medal. It shook Japan's notions of its racial and cultural identity, and many people let her know it, the
New York Times
Senator on Club Membership: 'I
Don't Spend a Lot of Time There'
Jun 22, 2021 10:25 AM CDT
Senator on Club Membership: 'I Don't Spend a Lot of Time There'
RI Dem Sheldon Whitehouse is in the hot seat again about his ties to an allegedly 'all white' Newport club
- A Democratic senator from Rhode Island is playing defense after he was grilled this week about his family's long-standing membership at an exclusive beach club. GoLocal Providence describes Bailey's Beach Club in Newport—which has had Sheldon Whitehouse, his wife, and other relatives as members for decades—as...
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