Latest Social diversity News

University will end draft work on gender inclusion policy

Jan. 21, 2022 13:05 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota plans to end its work on a policy for gender inclusion and has no plans to implement it. The policy that was being drafted required use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and the use of locker rooms, bathrooms and...

Former NFL CB Hasty works for racial equity in hirings

Jan. 21, 2022 12:56 PM EST

Former NFL cornerback James Hasty is working to eliminate bias and racial disparity in sports hiring through his new search firm, Eneje Consulting. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach in the league after Miami fired Brian Flores and Houston fired David Culley. ...

New approach to teaching race in school divides New Mexico

Jan. 20, 2022 18:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s social studies standards has stirred debate over how race should be taught in schools, with thousands of parents and teachers weighing in on changes that would dramatically increase instruction related to racial and social identity...

North Dakota bishops oppose UND gender inclusion policy

Jan. 20, 2022 16:59 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that represents North Dakota’s Roman Catholic bishops is opposing a proposed gender inclusion policy at the University of North Dakota. The policy, which is still in draft form, would require the use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and...

University diversity head resigns for plagiarism on MLK Day

Jan. 20, 2022 12:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The interim vice provost for diversity at the University of Kansas has resigned after acknowledging that a message he sent out to the campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was largely plagiarized. D.A. Graham's resignation was accepted Wednesday and is...

Vatican includes group backing women's ordination on website

Jan. 20, 2022 10:13 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The Vatican has included a group that advocates for women’s ordination on a website promoting a two-year consultation of rank-and-file Catholics, indicating that Pope Francis wants to hear from all Catholics during the process. The inclusion of the Women’s...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 13, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis plays fast and loose with COVID facts to justify expired tests After Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried claimed that Florida might allow nearly one million COVID-19 tests to expire, a spokesman for...

UN: Worse now for women peace builders than before COVID

Jan. 18, 2022 20:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women seeking to participate in shaping and building peace and defending human rights face a “vastly worse” situation now than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday. Michelle Bachelet told the U.N....

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 18, 2022 14:54 PM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 15, 2022. Editorial: What is the Republicans’ vision for Iowa beyond lower taxes? In the Iowa that elected Republicans indicate they want to shape, you’ll likely pay less in income taxes to the state than you do now. And...

Bill would bar schools from using race in admissions

Jan. 17, 2022 15:22 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican bill targeting diversity efforts at Virginia’s “Governor’s Schools” would ban the 19 selective schools from using race and other factors in admissions. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the measure introduced by Del. Glenn Davis Jr....