How Trump’s executive order threatens anti-racist workplace trainings

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In just weeks, the order has undermined the work of diversity and inclusion consultants—just as many companies were committing to racial equity work. When President Trump issued an executive order in late September that took aim at diversity and inclusion training, McKensie Mack wasn’t surprised. The executive order effectively barred federal agencies, contractors, and grant recipients from conducting any trainings that might promote “divisive concepts”—suggesting the U.S. is “fundamentally racist or sexist,” for example—or “race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating,” which could encompass anything from white privilege to unconscious bias. Read Full Story

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‘The Fight’ is a powerful documentary showcasing the ACLU’s work against the Trump agenda

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‘The Fight’ showcases the work of several ACLU attorneys as they attempt to curb Trump’s policies in the name of civil liberties for all. Not long after he took office in 2017, Donald Trump issued a travel ban targeting seven predominately Muslim countries. The order drew sharp criticism as well as immediate chaos when travelers from the targeted countries were detained across several airports. Read Full Story

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‘We simply have no choice’: Desperate to avoid a ban, TikTok sues the Trump administration

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The Trump administration has sought to ban the Chinese-owned company or force the sale of its US operations. TikTok is suing the Trump administration over an executive order seeking to ban the Chinese-owned video platform in the United States, saying in a blog post that it is unconstitutionally being denied due process even as it has sought to work with the federal government. Read Full Story

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No, Trump didn’t ban evictions

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Though he claimed his executive order would keep people in their homes, it doesn’t actually say that. Over the next several months, as the coronavirus outbreak drags on, between 30 and 40 million Americans may face eviction. Trump’s new executive order on housing, on its own, won’t change that: Though the president had talked about an eviction moratorium, all the new action does is ask officials to “consider” an actual ban. Read Full Story

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Trump’s foreign visa restrictions take effect today: Here’s what to know about the immigration ban

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The ban is seen as an extension of Trump’s sweeping effort to limit immigration both before and during the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, President Trump signed an order temporarily suspending employment-based visas for foreigners through the end of the year. The ban includes the H-1B visa for highly skilled workers, and is seen as an extension of Trump’s sweeping effort to limit immigration both before and during the coronavirus pandemic. Read Full Story

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