EDITORIAL: With state revamp, don’t contradict diversity, equity and inclusion goal – starexponent.com – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The appointment of Virginia’s new diversity officer and a proposed name change to the Cabinet-level office she will oversee has created a cloud of uncertainty felt throughout the commonwealth and beyond, capturing national headlines and commentary.

Angela Sailor is a former policy expert with the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research institution. With her appointment, Gov. Glenn Youngkin has proposed renaming, via executive order, the state diversity office—established by his predecessor in 2019—by replacing the word “equity” with “opportunity.” Youngkin’s order also proposes changing the diversity office’s mission to focus on economic opportunity, faith communities, and to eliminate “disparities in prenatal care, and be an ambassador to the unborn.”

The order differs from current state code. A legislative attempt to amend the code was tabled Wednesday.

Sailor, previously a staf

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