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Title IX: NCAA report shows stark gap in funding for women

Jun. 23, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

The number of women competing at the highest level of college athletics continues to rise along with an increasing funding gap between men’s and women’s sports programs, according to an NCAA report examining the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The report, released Thursday morning...

Study: Gender hiring up, number of Black players fall in MLB

May. 18, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

A study examining diversity hiring practices finds Major League Baseball with rising gender scores but also a three-decade low for Black players on opening day rosters. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida issued an overall...

As diversity rises, US boards still disproportionately white

May. 05, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the push to get U.S. boardrooms to look more like companies’ customers and employees, advocates are finally seeing just how steep the task will be. Boards of directors at publicly traded U.S. companies are much more white and much less diverse than the...

NFL gives defense against Black coaches' discrimination suit

Apr. 21, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is telling a judge there are multiple reasons why a lawsuit brought against it by three Black coaches who allege racist hiring practices should fail. In the letter released Thursday in advance of an initial hearing before a Manhattan federal judge, the...

Strong influences help mold 2022 US Teacher of the Year

Apr. 19, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher. Raised on his mother's stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in Alabama and influenced by teachers from his childhood, the 50-year-old Russell has spent the last...

McDonald's investors will consider civil rights audit

Apr. 07, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

McDonald’s investors will consider a proposal for a civil rights audit of the company after the federal government denied McDonald’s request to remove the proposal from the agenda at its annual meeting. SOC Investment Group, a shareholder advocacy group that supports union...

California corporate diversity law ruled unconstitutional

Apr. 04, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge ruled Friday that California’s landmark law mandating that corporations diversify their boards with members from certain racial, ethnic or LGBT groups is unconstitutional. The brief ruling granted summary judgment to Judicial Watch, a...

All-female Decatur fire chief team blazes trail of diversity

Apr. 02, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The Decatur Fire Department touts itself as a bastion of progressiveness, pushing boundaries in an arena of public safety that tends to be entrenched in tradition. It was the first and remains the only fire department in the United States with an all-female...