RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin named Angela Sailor, an official at The Heritage Foundation, as Virginia’s new director of diversity, equity and inclusion on Wednesday, succeeding Janice Underwood, the first-ever head of the office.

Youngkin also issued an executive order on Wednesday to change the focus of the office to work on economic opportunity, cooperation among different religious groups, promotion of “free speech and civil discourse” at colleges and universities, and ensuring that the state’s history curriculum is “honest” and “objective.”

Within Youngkin’s cabinet, Sailor’s title will be “chief diversity, opportunity and inclusion officer,” changing the word “equity” that was used in the administration of former Gov. Ralph Northam to “opportunity.”

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