Capitol Hill is still overwhelmingly white

Dec 1, 2020
The 117th Congress will be one of the most racially diverse in history, but what about the lawmakers' staffers? LaShonda Brenson of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is working on it.
Top staffers on Capitol Hill are far less diverse than the people they represent, according to LaShonda Brenson of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
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Researchers work to diversify clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

Nov 10, 2020
Researchers say they must overcome deep mistrust of medical research in the Black, Latinx and Native American communities in recruiting volunteers for vaccine testing.
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Why Pfizer says it pushed for transparency and diversity in vaccine development process

Nov 9, 2020
To build public trust, Pfizer shared details of their trials: who was tested, the race and ethnicity of participants, how they were monitored, how to measure success and funding sources.
A person walks by Pfizer headquarters on Nov. 9, 2020, in New York City. Transparency is key for a vaccine-skeptical public.
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Diversity recruitment is booming, but retention remains a "huge issue"

Jul 17, 2020
For companies, hiring people of color is just the first step.
Employers need to support and advance people of color as well as hire them, says Arthur Woods of Mathison.
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Fed's Beige Book in focus as conversation about diversity continues

Jul 7, 2020
Many are questioning just how inclusive and diverse one of the Fed's regular reports on the economy is.
One criticism of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book is that it focuses on business owners and leaves out consumers.
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How Asian-owned businesses are weathering the pandemic

Jun 24, 2020
While Black owned businesses were worst hit, those owned by Asian people were close behind.
A view of New York's Chinatown in 2019. A study found that Asian-owned companies have been among the hardest hit economically by the pandemic.
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Why diversity and inclusion programs often fall short

Jun 12, 2020
They often lack resources and can even cause a backlash that makes things worse.
Sephora closed its stores in 2019 to hold diversity and inclusion training for its employees. Following weeks of protests against police brutality, companies have made a renewed commitment to tackling systemic racism.
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Despite anti-racism pledges, few large companies have Black CEOs

Jun 8, 2020
Many brands have said recently that they oppose racism and support their Black colleagues. But the composition of leadership ranks don't reflect those sentiments.
Roger Ferguson, Jr., CEO of TIAA, is one of the four Black CEOs who lead Fortune 500 companies.
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Aimée Felone: Creating books to help children of color see themselves

Jan 7, 2020
"It's extremely powerful to be in a position where the change that you're talking about is actually embodied in who you are."
Knights Of co-founder, Aimée Felone.
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Fanshen Cox: How the inclusion rider is reshaping diversity in Hollywood

Jan 6, 2020
In the Marketplace series "Changemakers," Fanshen Cox discusses her role in holding Hollywood accountable for diversity and inclusion.
Fanshen Cox (center) is one of the co-founders of the Hollywood inclusion rider, which holds movie makers accountable for diversity and inclusion.