Republican lawmaker wants to block mandatory diversity training for state Montana employees

Fox News Flash top headlines for March 21

A Republican lawmaker in Montana wants to prohibit mandatory diversity training for state employees with a bill whose language matches a Florida law that is temporarily blocked by the courts. The proposed “Montana Individual Freedom Act,” would prohibit diversity, equity and inclusion training as a condition of state employment if the training is aimed at … Read more

UCF professor fired for rejecting notion of systemic racism speaks out: ‘Diversity is pretty much anti-White’

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Charles Negy, a University of Central Florida (UCF) professor who says he was fired after speaking out against the notion of systemic racism and White privilege, doesn’t believe diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) applies to everyone.  UCF fired Negy, he claims, after he sent a pair of tweets in the summer of 2020 – at the … Read more

More Black men are needed in the classroom, diversity advocates say

CNN  —  Jamaal Grant was studying biology at Colby College in Maine when a friend asked if he’d be interested in teaching after graduation. Grant had planned to go to graduate school and build a career in science, but in need of a job, decided to teach science at a charter school in Boston. Within … Read more

‘Laughable’ that banks failed because of diversity

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Workers at a new home construction site in Trappe, Maryland, on October 28, 2022. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Home builder confidence climbed for the third consecutive month, even as mortgage rates climbed higher for buyers. That’s according to a March report from the National Association of Home Builders that looks at current sales, buyer traffic and the outlook … Read more

Air Force goes on diversity, equity, inclusion hiring spree: Top job pays up to $183,500

Ex-Home Depot CEO rips ‘woke’ companies for prioritizing ‘diversity’ and ‘social policies’: Bernie Marcus

The U.S. Air Force this month launched an effort to hire a handful of senior-level diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) managers and is hoping to place these officials in posts across the country, from Washington, D.C., to Alaska. Each post pays at least $82,000 per year, and the top position at the Pentagon could pay … Read more

Diversity director says she was fired from California college for questioning antiracism ‘orthodoxy’

Fox News Flash top headlines for March 11

The director of a California college’s Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education says she was terminated after she began questioning the school’s antiracism “orthodoxy,” declined to join a “socialist network” and refused to use the term “Latinx.” De Anza College, a community college in Cupertino, California, allegedly retaliated against Tabia Lee after she … Read more

Awards shows, like the Oscars, know they lack diversity. So why are they so slow to change?

CNN  —  Year after year, the conversation surrounding mainstream awards shows is the same: Where’s the diversity? Even in a record-setting year like 2023 – which has so far seen Beyoncé become the most awarded artist in Grammy history and features the most Asian nominees in a single year at the Oscars – questions about … Read more

Africa: As an Urban Economist I Have Seen the Benefits of Diversity. So Why Are There So Few Women in Top Development Posts?

A global reckoning is emerging in the international development sector. Donors and the wider public are recognising the need for aid organisations to practise what they preach on diversity and inclusion. Diversity is about recognising the multitude of characteristics all people hold. It encompasses gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexuality. Inclusion relates to the ability … Read more