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‘In the end, everything is about equity’: How experts say the pandemic could invigorate climate change action

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This enemy does not recognize geopolitical borders. It has the power to wreak havoc on national economies, to cost people their livelihoods and their lives. It seeps through the smallest cracks in our social fabric,...

Victor Davis Hanson blasts Delta’s CEO on ‘wokeness’: ‘If you make $17M’ you’re ‘not committed to equity’

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HANSON: I don't think they make very good representatives of the woke movement and they shouldn't lecture people on equity and inclusion and diversity, because that's what they're doing.  If you're a CEO at Delta and...

California struggles with vaccine equity as state prepares to expand eligibility to all adults

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Los Angeles Dr. Jerry Abraham is determined to ensure California's most vulnerable communities have access to the Covid-19 vaccine. Abraham has spent the last several months calling state officials to demand vaccin...

‘We cannot go back to normal’: Boston’s Mayor Kim Janey sees a mandate for racial equity in post-Covid era

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Boston For 200 years, Boston has been led by an unbroken string of White men -- until now. Kim Janey, a Black woman who traces her roots in the city back generations, and even further to ancestors who fled slavery in...

Atlanta mayor directs Chief Equity Officer to take action to ‘mitigate’ effects of Georgia’s voting law

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"This Administrative Order is designed to do what those in the majority of the state legislature did not - expand access to our right to vote," Bottoms said in a statement.  The mayor’s office will provide training t...

Mom and school board member push back on Arizona schools’ ‘equity plan’

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CARD: I was upset about multiple things. Primarily the emphasis on disciplining by race and having measurable goals, I’m using their words, measurable goals to decrease discipline for specifically Black students. Tha...

Seattle hospital cancels Covid-19 vaccine appointments after concerns about equity

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Seattle Children's Hospital canceled 1,300 Covid-19 vaccine appointments out of concern over equal access to sign up. "Shortly after releasing appointments, we decided we needed broader communication to the greater ...

Hardest-hit communities should be prioritized in vaccine distribution, Biden’s equity task force chair says

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There is no question that Covid-19 vaccine distribution should be targeted and prioritize the hardest-hit communities, the chair of Biden's Covid-19 Equity Task Force said. Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith said during CNN's...

Biden continues push to put racial equity at the forefront

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Nearly a week into his administration, President Joe Biden is focused on creating a path toward equity after inheriting a deeply divided nation. After picking the most racially diverse Cabinet in US history, Biden...

Biden to sign executive orders related to ‘equity’

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President Joe Biden is slated to sign a series of executive actions revolving around "equity" policy on Tuesday, focusing on policing reform, prison reform and public housing, according to a draft of a calendar docu...

Covid-19 laid bare a ‘crisis of discrimination’ in healthcare, Biden’s Covid-19 equity task force chair says

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The nation's social inequities are clear in hospitals and health care facilities and the United States must not remain complacent of it, the chair of President-elect Joe Biden's Covid-19 equity task force says. "Hea...