Tag: social reform

England banking

British Banking Industry Considers New Rules Tying Executive Bonuses to a Company’s Overall Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

While it’s not unusual for some U.S. executives to receive bonuses based on various diversity goals within an organization, regulators in the U.K. are looking into enacting a more formal and official program linking the two ideas together, making financial services more accountable for their hiring practices. Bloomberg’s Aoife Kearins…

Gov. Chris Sununu

Majority of New Hampshire State Diversity Council Resigns in Protest After Gov. Chris Sununu Signs Racist and Discriminatory Bill Into Law

Following New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent approval of a restrictive new state bill limiting discussion of racism in schools and government agencies and imposing strict new anti-abortion policies on state citizens, more than half the members of his diversity and inclusion council have resigned in anger and protest….

U.S. Representative Cori Bush

Rep. Cori Bush Introduces ‘People’s Response Act’ To Help People of Color Stay Safe From Police Violence During 911 Calls

Far too many emergency calls to 911 for issues ranging from family disturbances to mental health matters to wellness checks turn deadly or result in unnecessary injuries or arrests. Police show up, situations escalate, and before long, violence or arrests break out. But Missouri Rep. Cori Bush is hoping to…

black lives matter

Big Tech Pledged Millions to Black Lives Matter, but Still Have Woeful Diversity and Inclusion Numbers, New Report Finds

According to a new report by data analytics company Blendoor, it’s apparently easier, or sufficient, for some giant tech companies to donate millions of dollars to causes like Black Lives Matter than it is to actually promote change by increasing diversity numbers within their own workforce. Meredith Somers of MIT…

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

11 Mayors Team Up To Launch New Local Reparations Efforts, Establish Framework for a National Reparations Program

Following an announcement in March that city officials in Evanston, Illinois would begin paying qualifying city residents up to $25,000 in reparations for use on property payments and home repair, and fresh off the government’s announcement of Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday, mayors in 11 additional U.S. cities have announced…

Black female college graduates

New Study Reveals Black Female College Graduates Owe 20% More in Student Debt on Average Than White Female Graduates

College graduates in America, on the whole, owe more than $1.7 trillion in student debt, but women owe the larger percentage of that overall debt — an astounding $929 billion as of 2020. If those numbers weren’t disturbing enough, a new study from The American Association of University Women (AAUW)…