Diversity

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement On Tech Company Discriminatory Recruitment Practices
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    According to recent reports, a IT staffing and recruiting tech company posted a job description for a “mid-senior level business development” person. The description added that the job candidates be “preferably Caucasian.” Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement in response: “Let’s be clear, not only was this job posting blatantly racist, it was also illegal,” said Chairwoman Bass. “Employment discrimination on the basis of race or color ... Read more

  • The Congressional Black Caucus Joins the NAACP and NABJ’s Call for Diversity at CNN
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) joins leading advocacy groups NAACP, NABJ, NNPA, and Color of Change in their calls for an increase in Black representation among CNN’s news leadership. “A newsroom that looks as diverse as America has the ability to raise awareness about issues impacting Black and Brown communities across the nation,” said Chairwoman Bass. “CNN’s lack of Black representation among its leadership positions is truly troubling and must be addressed. It... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Blasts Trump Administration’s Action to Undermine Affirmative Action
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , Education and Labor

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to the news that the Trump administration is rescinding guidance meant to promote racial diversity in higher education that was originally issued by the Obama administration. “Yet again Donald Trump is showing his insecurity by targeting benign actions taken by the Obama administration to help bring modest positive changes to this country. If Barack Obama ... Read more

  • CBC Urges Investment Associations to Increase Diversity at Firms They Own
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), led by CBC Chairman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02) and the Co-Chairs of the CBC Diversity Taskforce, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01), made public a letter the CBC sent to investment associations urging them to leverage their influence at the firms they own to ensure these firms increase diversity in their board rooms, c-suites, and among their suppliers. The letter was sent to the Investment Company Institute, Managed Fun... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on Russian-Purchased Facebook Ads Targeting Black Lives Matter
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , Technology and Infrastructure Development, #RootOutRacism

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on recent reports that Russia purchased Facebook ads that targeted Black Lives Matter. “Historically, those in the struggle for civil rights have not only been forced to confront institutions of racism in our society, they have also been forced to confront attacks and espionage activity from individual actors and organizations in and outside of government. “It is my h... Read more

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