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Mar 06 2023
Diversity miss again for WVU mascot
The first official West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot was named in 1934. Since that time, students representing the ideals of the university have been selected to wear the buckskins, coonskin cap, and carry the musket with honor. These students are generally outstanding young people who love their University and the State of West Virginia. I can’t say enough about the quality of theseDaily Kos
Mar 22 2023
Louisville expanding year-old 911 police diversion program
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville pilot program that diverts some 911 emergency calls to mental health professionals is expanding to a citywide service, Mayor Craig Greenberg said. The pilot program, called the Crisis Call Diversion Program, was launched a year ago in a single police division, but later expanded to three more. The program has so far offered more than 600 people crisisAssociated Press
Mar 01 2023
Free Inglewood Concert Celebrates Diversity in Music
The second of three concerts, featuring a wide range of musical styles, is on March 19 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Inglewood. The final concert is on April 23 at Spirit of Our Savior Lutheran Church (formerly Lutheran Church of Our Savior) in San Bernardino. Each concert will feature live musical performances by New City Parish (Gospel and accompanying mime performers), Women Image (Patch.com
Mar 21 2023
Republican lawmaker wants to block mandatory diversity training for state Montana employees
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 having the employee believe that aFox News (Online News)
Mar 21 2023
Louisville's Crisis Call Diversion Program for some 911 responses has expanded citywide
• The 911 deflection program began last year with a pilot in LMPD's Fourth Division. • Officials said it will now expand to all eight LMPD divisions around the city. Louisville's Crisis Call Diversion Program, which sends mental health professionals to some 911 calls involving people experiencing non-violent behavioral crises, has now expanded citywide to all eight Louisville Metro PoliceThe Courier-Journal
Feb 06 2023
Why diversity hasn’t changed policing
The police killing of Tyre Nichols shows that hiring Black officers is not a solution for violence against Black communities. Instead, for policing to change, culture needs to change.
For 10 years, Thaddeus Johnson worked as a police officer, most of that time in Memphis, Tennessee, a majority-Black city where those in blue reflect the city’s gritty, brash attitude.
As he roseChristian Science Monitor
Feb 20 2023
Ricky Stenhouse’s Daytona 500 win spotlights NASCAR’s diversity
DAYTONA BEACH — Ricky Stenhouse’s Daytona 500 win ignited an idling career and rekindled a long-standing partnership, but the surprising victory also spotlighted a continued seismic shift in a sport. When the No. 47 Chevrolet crossed the finish line Sunday evening, Stenhouse ended a five-year winless stretch and delivered a team co-owned by a Black man and a woman the first victory duringOrlando Sentinel
Feb 08 2023
How Candid hopes diversity data will help aid racial equity
Candid, the major philanthropy research group, is leading a coalition of funders and grantees that want to standardize the collection of demographic information to help enable donations to minority-led groups.
Harnessing such data could help advance racial equity, said Candid’s CEO, Ann Mei Chang, who is launching a nonprofit initiative to amass more such information.
Feb 14 2023
WV Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Ban ‘Diversity, Equity And Inclusion’ Policies On College Campuses
The West Virginia legislature introduced a bill Tuesday to ban several pillars of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion industry on college campuses. House Bill 3503 was introduced by State Delegate Chris Pritt. The bill would abolish diversity statements and race-based preferential hiring practices, ban mandatory diversity training, and ban the state’s colleges and universities and otherThe Daily Wire
Feb 14 2023
Texas Legislative Black Caucus Blasts Abbott Office's Memo on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
A recent memo from Gov. Greg Abbott's office warning state agencies to stop diversity, equality and inclusion hiring initiatives is drawing frustration and anger from the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. “Yet in this world of partisan, polarizing politics, we find people who want us to be divided,” said State Rep. Carl Sherman. D-DeSoto. The Texas Legislative Black Caucus held a news conferenceDallas-Fort Worth News