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DEI

Opinion
This is no time to ban DEI initiatives in education; we need DEI more than ever
Education administrators at all levels need to act now to resist a rising tide of efforts against social science knowledge. That tide includes bans on state funding for teaching DEI in schools, public colleges and state agencies.
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Diversity, equity and inclusion should not be taken for granted
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Business
Diversity, equity and inclusion should not be taken for granted
Dani Monroe, founder and CEO of Center Focus International, Inc., is a pioneer in corporate inclusion, mentored By Dr. Price Cobbs, whom she calls the “godfather of DEI.” 
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Sports
NAACP urges Black student-athletes to consider alternatives to Florida public schools
The NAACP is urging Black student-athletes to think twice about attending public colleges and universities in Florida in response to the state’s crackdown on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.
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Bringing white men into DEI discussions
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Local News
Bringing white men into DEI discussions
Colette Phillips envisions a model for diversity, equity and inclusion that does not leave out white men. “If we’re talking about inclusion, no one should be excluded from the conversation,” said Phillips.
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New study shows value of chief diversity officers
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Business
New study shows value of chief diversity officers
A new research study reveals that the role of chief diversity officers is a major corporate asset in helping boost finances and strengthen the functioning of workplace organizations.
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Building a more inclusive economy: Q&A with JPMorgan Chase’s Thelma Ferguson
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Building a more inclusive economy: Q&A with JPMorgan Chase’s Thelma Ferguson
All communities should have the resources they need to strengthen their economic futures. This Black History Month, JPMorgan Chase is affirming their commitment to breaking down barriers — including the racial wealth gap — and promoting opportunity for all.
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New book explains the why and how of DEI
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Local News
New book explains the why and how of DEI
Before moving to Boston, Malia Lazu was an “island girl.” She lived an active life in her hometown of Honolulu, surrounded by politically active adults. She grew up with parents who believed in social justice.
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News
Commitment to DEI initiatives under question after report
Local leaders appeared disappointed that major businesses in Massachusetts blocked the release of their data on racial diversity for use in a recent report that appeared in the Banner last week, saying the lack of transparency hurts equity and inclusion efforts.
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Large Massachusetts companies need to do better
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Editorial
Large Massachusetts companies need to do better
After the murder of George Floyd and the unprecedented protests against police brutality and systemic racism, many corporations recognized that they could no longer stand silent and would take an active role in confronting the overarching problem through diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, initiatives.
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Real estate summit explores minority equity part­nerships
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Local News
Real estate summit explores minority equity part­nerships
For many years, people of color from smaller development firms in Boston have attempted to cement partnerships with bigger companies in order to narrow the diversity gap in commercial real estate projects. Many were understandably frustrated by the lack of progress.
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Commercial real estate summit to focus on DEI
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Local News
Commercial real estate summit to focus on DEI
For many years, the commercial real estate fraternity in Boston has been just that, a closed group of mostly white men who shaped the buildings in the downtown area. Next week, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP Massachusetts) will hold a diversity, equity and inclusion summit to address this problem and find ways to welcome women and people of color.
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Do diversity trainings actually work?
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News
Do diversity trainings actually work?
According to a 2020 review of more than 400 studies of anti-prejudice trainings and interventions, a team of social scientists found most interventions have no measurable effect on biased attitudes and behaviors.
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