Diversity & Inclusion

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Biden Administration Exploring Policy Changes To Make US Census More Accurate and Inclusive of Race and Ethnicity

President Biden and the U.S. Census Bureau are hoping to revive a previously proposed policy that would allow the 2030 survey to ask more accurate questions about race and ethnicity — and by extension, improve the quality of demographic data acquired and used toward policymaking, voting districts, and enforcing civil…

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New Study Shows Historic Diversity and Inclusion Within Senate Democrats’ Staffing and Workforce

Elected and federally appointed officials aren’t the only ones making government more diverse and inclusive. A new government survey has revealed that more than 38% of people working on the Democratic side of the Senate also identify as non-Caucasian. CNN’s Daniella Diaz and Ali Zaslav have reported on the survey,…

Asian history

Illinois Becomes First US State To Mandate Teaching Asian American History in Public Schools

Following more than a year of biased attacks and increased discrimination against Asian American individuals, groups on the state and national level are continuing to step up and look for new ways to end the violence while increasing inclusion, representation and awareness for the AAPI community. The latest effort? Illinois…

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Tennessee Judge Stops New Transphobic Bathroom-Sign Law From Going Into Effect

In their ongoing attack of transgender citizens within Tennessee, lawmakers have attempted to enact a law that would require businesses to post signs outside their restrooms “warning” customers they supported transgender rights — thereby potentially turning customers away from their businesses. However, just days before the bill was set to…

Vice President Kamala Harris

VP Kamala Harris and DNC Announce $25-Million Initiative to Help Protect Voting Rights Across America

Following efforts by Republicans in numerous states, including Texas, Georgia and Florida, to restrict voter rights and make it harder for people of color to cast a ballot in upcoming elections, Vice President Kamala Harris has announced a new $25-million initiative from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) designed to help…

Zaila Avant-garde

14-Year-Old Zaila Avant-garde Wins National Spelling Bee; First-Ever African American Winner in Event History

With her successful spelling of the word “murraya,” a type of tropical Asiatic and Australian tree, Zaila Avant-garde from Harvey, Louisana won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, becoming the event’s first-ever African American winner and the second Black winner in the competition’s 96-year history, after Jamaica’s Jody-Anne Maxwell won…

LGBTQ representation in politics

Nearly 70% of LGBTQ Women Running for Office in Last 4 Years Won Their Elections

As diversity and inclusion continues to expand within city, state and federal government, a new report from the LGBTQ Victory Institute, an organization that supports LGBTQ elected officials and political hopefuls, has revealed that queer female candidates perform surprisingly well in general elections — an encouraging and positive sign for…