Tag: Books

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Books Focusing on Race, Diversity, and Inclusion Still Labelled as “Inappropriate” for Students in 2020, American Library Association Reports

American culture as a whole experienced a civil rights reawakening throughout 2020. Although there has been a dramatic increase in calls for social justice, representation and inclusion, this progressive movement still has plenty of detractors, especially in the educational space. According to a new report from the American Library Association,…

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America’s Biggest Companies Profit Despite Massive Layoffs; MacKenzie Scott Donates $4.1 Billion to Charity; and More

America’s biggest companies have profited greatly from the coronavirus, even as they drastically cut their workforce. In the ultimate example of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, a new Washington Post survey has revealed that between April and September, 45 of the 50 most valuable publicly traded…

Robin DiAngelo, Author of ‘White Fragility,’ in Conversation with DiversityInc CEO, Carolynn Johnson

During DiversityInc’s Top 50 Event on Leadership Accountability on Nov. 4, 2020, Carolynn Johnson, CEO of DiversityInc sat down for a virtual fireside chat with Robin DiAngelo, sociologist, academic and author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.  Since its publication in June…

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Loudoun County’s Public Schools Introduce LGBTQ Books, Some Parents Revolt

In Virginia, Loudoun County introduced “diverse classroom libraries” at the start of the school year in elementary and high schools with books about LGBTQ people to increase students’ understanding and improve diversity and inclusion. To activists, it was a victory. For some parents, the books about LGBTQ people are “sexual…