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Nike Has a Problem with Hiring and Promoting Women and Minorities to Senior Levels

Employees received a memo that the company has failed to achieve change.

Nike Senior Management

Nike Inc.'s HR Chief Monique Matheson informed employees on Wednesday that the company has failed in both promoting and hiring women and minorities to senior-level positions.

But this is not surprising as Nike's executive leadership team is predominantly white and male. Mark Parker, the company's chairman, president and CEO since 2006, apparently has not made diversity a priority.

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WSJ Staff Criticizes Lack of Diversity in its Newsroom

The letter brings attention to a national problem in newsrooms, which across the board are largely controlled by white males.

Staff members at The Wall Street Journal have written a letter to their management team regarding the publication's astounding lack of diversity, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.

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Black Delegates at GOP Convention at Lowest Level in History

Only 18 out of 2,472 delegates in Cleveland are Black, the lowest percentage in over a century.

The percentage of Black delegates at this year's Republican convention in Cleveland has dropped to its lowest level in recorded history — around 0.7 percent — with only 18 Black delegates out of a total of 2,472.

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Education Disparities for Minorities, Report Finds

Students of color and with disabilities are more likely to be suspended and/or physically restrained than white or able-bodied students, according to Education Department findings.

Academically challenging classes, experienced teachers and moderate disciplinary policies are housed in affluent white school districts, leaving minorities on the fringe, according to a U.S. Department of Education survey.

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Women, Minorities Continually Left Behind In STEM Jobs

Despite growth in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field, gender and racial gaps remain.

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A study released by U.S. News and Raytheon gives a detailed analysis of the continuous growth in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field – but not for everyone: overall, women and minorities are not making progress in this field at the same rate as white males. However, other studies show that the talent is readily available, and the companies have not made enough of an effort to attract and retain it.

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CIA Diversity Study Blasts Agency Failures

Very little progress made in decades and minorities not making it to senior levels.

A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

An internal report released by the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday concluded "senior leadership of the agency is not committed to diversity … there has been little progress over the past several decades in diversifying the leadership cadre and pipeline, and in sustaining the hiring of diverse officers."

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