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A new study suggests diversifying law enforcement could lead to better policing

A new study suggests police officers of colour and female officers are less likely to use force. Researchers evaluated data from millions of Chicago Police Department officer shifts from 2012-2015. Their findings offer some of the most precise data so far to support calls for police diversification Visit Insider’s homepage […]
A new study suggests diversifying law enforcement could lead to better policing
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To succeed as a Latinx creator in Hollywood, it helps to be white-passing

With new Latinx-centered shows airing, many people think we’ve reached a turning point in representation. While shows like “Gentefied” and “Selena” celebrate Latinx stories, their creators say there’s still a lot of work to do. For “Selena” creator Moisés Zamora, it’s a priority to create opportunities for “Latinxs of all […]
To succeed as a Latinx creator in Hollywood, it helps to be white-passing
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A complete breakdown of the Oscars diversity problem over the past decade

Insider analysed the Oscar nominations of the past decade, focusing on race and gender. In the top categories, 89% of nominations went to white people, Insider found. And 71.1% of nominations went to men. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. #OscarsSoWhite was birthed in 2015 after nominations for the Academy […]
A complete breakdown of the Oscars diversity problem over the past decade
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PRESENTING: After a Twitter thread exposed the mistreatment of Black employees at Google, I ended my company’s partnership to connect HBCU students with the tech giant. Here’s why we decided to pull the plug.

Nicole Tinson is a social entrepreneur and founder of HBCU 20×20, an organisation that matches Historically Black Colleges and Universities students and graduates with major companies. Tinson says she recently dropped Google as a HBCU 20×20 partner after a Twitter thread alleging racism and discrimination by a former Google recruiter […]
PRESENTING: After a Twitter thread exposed the mistreatment of Black employees at Google, I ended my company’s partnership to connect HBCU students with the tech giant. Here’s why we decided to pull the plug.
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Coinbase paid women and Black employees significantly less than counterparts in comparable roles, and the wage gaps were wider than at other tech firms, report says

Coinbase paid women and Black employees significantly less than their male and non-Black counterparts, a new report from The New York Times said. The report used internal compensation data from 2018 for most of Coinbase’s 830 employees. Coinbase has denied discrimination against Black workers. 60 employees voluntarily resigned this year […]
Coinbase paid women and Black employees significantly less than counterparts in comparable roles, and the wage gaps were wider than at other tech firms, report says
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Federal judge blocks Trump’s executive order banning some diversity trainings

On Wednesday, a federal judge blocked President Trump’s executive order banning or restricting some diversity trainings among federal government agencies and contractors. US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman issued a preliminary nationwide injunction against Trump’s order, ruling on a lawsuit filed by LGBT rights groups in November. The executive order, […]
Federal judge blocks Trump’s executive order banning some diversity trainings
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PRESENTING: 8 women entrepreneurs under 30 to watch in 2021

Investors, founders, CEOs, and other industry experts sent in over 50 nominations for women who rose above tough economic challenges with their sharp business acumen and tenaciousness. From the cofounders of an online rental service for South Asian fashion to a 15-year-old inventor of teeth cleaning candy popular on Amazon, […]
PRESENTING: 8 women entrepreneurs under 30 to watch in 2021
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How the rapidly growing Hive Diversity app is connecting students with big companies that put equality and inclusion at the forefront of recruitment

Hive Diversity, which launched in October, is a virtual recruiting platform that wants to match diverse students to employers with a focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion. It’s already partnered with big-name companies including Accenture, Saks Fifth Avenue, and the owner of Jimmy Choo. Its founder Byron Slosar spoke to […]
How the rapidly growing Hive Diversity app is connecting students with big companies that put equality and inclusion at the forefront of recruitment
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Target is re-opening its looted Minneapolis store, adding a wider variety of spices and remodeling changes to improve its reputation with Black shoppers

A Target store in Minneapolis, looted during this summer’s national unrest over police brutality, reopened on November 10. Company executives met with Black residents and employees to take suggestions on how to improve the store to meet their needs,Bloomberg reported. Updates stemming from these conversations include adding more spice varieties […]
Target is re-opening its looted Minneapolis store, adding a wider variety of spices and remodeling changes to improve its reputation with Black shoppers
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All the history-making moments for diversity and representation in the 2020 election

On Friday, President-elect Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris became the nation’s first vice president elect who is a woman, Black, and of Indian descent. In addition, many other people from underrepresented backgrounds were elected to serve as lawmakers. Democrat Sarah McBride became the country’s first openly transgender state senator […]
All the history-making moments for diversity and representation in the 2020 election
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Two Black former DC Comics editors describe the career obstacles they faced, from white leadership saying they’d never be promoted to their achievements being undercut

Harvey Richards and Lateef Ade “L.A.” Williams, two Black former DC Comics editorial staffers, told Business Insider they felt their careers at the company were hindered because of their race. Richards was fired in December 2019 after 22 years and was the only Black editorial staffer at DC when he […]
Two Black former DC Comics editors describe the career obstacles they faced, from white leadership saying they’d never be promoted to their achievements being undercut
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‘I never got cards or gifts with Black people on them’: A new marketplace takes on Hallmark and fills a historic gap in the greeting card industry

Kutenda is an online marketplace platforming cards and gifts designed by artists and entrepeneurs from marginalised groups – the first business of its kind in the world. The marketplace hopes to normalise the portrayal of the LGBTQ+ community, the BAME community, and those who identify as disabled in greeting cards. […]
‘I never got cards or gifts with Black people on them’: A new marketplace takes on Hallmark and fills a historic gap in the greeting card industry
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