Florida pulls the plug on diversity
The Editorial Board discusses diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, or DEI, which seek to give everyone a fair shake at gaining access to opportunity, in school and at work. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican lawmakers are pushing to remove DEI offices throughout the state college and university systems.
DEI advocates think it’s racist, sexist and exclusionary not to continue these programs. DEI opponents think it’s racist and exclusionary — against whites — to have them in the first place.
How are companies going to diversify their workforce and faculty if not by being intentional about it through, for example, DEI initiatives? Are there potential pitfalls for DEI programs at universities and companies? Let's talk about this issue and how it's playing out in the Florida Legislature.
On this week's episode, you'll hear from the writers of the Miami Herald Editorial Board: Nancy Ancrum, Amy Driscoll, Isadora Rangel, Luisa Yanez and audience engagement producer Lauren Costantino. Special thanks to WLRN studios in Miami.
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