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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Ageism, inclusion and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about racial identity, age discrimination, diversity in children’s TV shows and a wheelchair gang in London.

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Generation

Ageism, the discrimination and stereotyping of people due to their age, is widespread in the corporate world. This week, Google settled a age discrimination lawsuit and agreed to pay over USD 11 million to job applicants who were rejected due to their age. Read more here.

Race

How do we define racial belonging? Interesting article about a small town in Ohio, portraying the residents who identify as black, although they appear to be to be white (or alternatively watch the video).

Diversity

Hopster, a children’s TV app company, just released a report, analysing how inclusive popular children’s TV shows are. Unfortunately, the results are quite concerning – disability, ethnic minority and LGBTQ representation is minimal and over a third of the programs include gender stereotyping.


Inclusion

Evie, a young girl from London, used to feel very lonely due to being the only child in her school who needs a wheelchair. This all changed when her mom founded the “Wheelie Gang”, a project for children in wheelchairs. Worth watching!

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