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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Despite conservative attacks, most Americans approve of companies taking steps to address the historic inequalities in their ranks, according to a poll from The Washington Post and Ipsos. Roughly 6 in 10 Americans said that diversity, equity and inclusion programs are "a good thing" - and support was even higher for specific programs such as internships for underrepresented groups and anti-bias trainings.



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When asked about whether "diversity, equity and inclusion programs," are a good or bad thing, 61 percent said such efforts were good. But more, 69 percent, said they were good when given a more detailed definition: "programs to hire more employees from groups that are underrepresented in their workforce, such as racial and ethnic minorities and people with disabilities and to promote equity in the workplace."

White Americans were far more likely to say DEI programs are "a good thing" when given the more precise definition. Fifty-one percent of White people said corporate DEI programs were good; when given more detail, 64 percent of White people said they were good.

Black Americans were among the most supportive of DEI programs: 83 percent said they approved of DEI programs but slightly more said DEI was a good thing when given the more specific definition (88 percent).

Fifty-seven percent of Americans overall said DEI programs neither help or hurt them personally, while 25 percent said they personally benefit from such efforts and 14 percent said DEI personally hurts them.

Interesting polling which flies in the face of the MAGA's movement to re-enshrine anti-minority practices from cradle to grave by falsely claiming them to be reverse discrimination. What this polling shows is that most Americans understand that our society does not offer equal opportunity to all and that certain actions seeking to find and integrate talented minorities into workplaces and occupations they're historically underrepresented in is majorly seen as a plus, not a minus.

Hopefully our courts see the 13th and 14th Amendments' raison d' etre to address our admittedly unequal society - along with the history of Plessy and Jim Crow - as natural, reasoned outgrowths of the same effort, fully constitutionalized within the charge and language of each Amendment.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2024-06-18 08:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How many Cows and Counties approve?

Don't listen to Human voters, they are just "The MOB"...The GQP Actual Voter Haters.

#2 | Posted by Wardog at 2024-06-18 10:39 AM | Reply

That means in bozo world American overwhelming don't approve of it.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-06-18 07:53 PM | Reply

One of the great things about Juneteenth events being announced on social media is that it brings out the racists to expose their racism.

They share certain things on their pages:

Jesus was convicted too.

A picture of an eagle.

Upside down flag.

Defining themselves as "patriot".

They're either a bitter divorced person or in the process of getting divorced.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-06-18 07:57 PM | Reply

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