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Department slams brakes on diversity classes — Friday, September 25, 2020 — www.eenews.net

The Interior Department, one of the government’s whitest agencies, is postponing a series of training events on race and diversity in light of recent directives from the White House.

In an email to agency leaders obtained by E&E News, Interior’s chief diversity officer said the “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Conversations” will be put on hold until further guidance from the White House.

The email is in response to a Sept. 4 memo from the Office of Management and Budget that banned agency spending on any training event that discusses “white privilege,” characterizing it as “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

Erica White-Dunston,

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