Tag: People Of Color

4 of the Biggest Issues Limiting Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

As the ongoing pandemic and recent increased interest in social justice and reform have proven, men and women of color continue to be underserved by the healthcare system, receiving lower quality preventative care and incurring higher levels of illness and disease as a result. While our healthcare system itself has…

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California Man Suing Company That Denied Him Employment Because of His Hairstyle

People of color repeatedly suffer in both the workplace and in education because of simple matters like their hairstyle — and the issue sadly doesn’t appear to be going away. CNN’s Nicquel Terry Ellis and Cheri Mossburg have reported that “a Black job applicant suing an employer over hair discrimination…

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More Than 300 Black Congressional Staffers Decry Lack of Diversity on Capitol Hill; Challenge Lawmakers To ‘Do Better’

Regardless of which party is in power at any given time, people of color continue to be woefully underrepresented in not just elected office but also within support roles working for those lawmakers. And now, hundreds of these staffers are speaking out about what they call an “appalling” lack of…

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New Study Reveals Diversity Slate of Job Applicants Increases by 118% When Women or POC Oversee Hiring and Recruitment

If your company or organization is looking to increase the diversity of its workforce, studies suggest putting a woman or someone from an underrepresented demographic in charge of hiring. According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, when women and/or people of color head hiring committees, it can have a significant…

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Temperatures Significantly Hotter During Nationwide Heatwave for People of Color in Urban Cities

While the United States is baking from this summer’s unprecedented heatwave, new research from the University of California, San Diego has revealed a disparity between how people of color and white Americans endure the record-breaking temperatures. According to a report from NPR’s Deepa Shivaram, “as record-high heat hammers much of…