Diversity experts and civil servants prepare for next four years
Under President-elect Trump, Global Diversity News has seen a robust amount of topics catering to diversity and inclusion. Unfortunately many of these articles have covered the impending battle civil servants and diversity experts will have in order to maintain relevance. Whether these fears are over exaggerated or not, we can all agree that the current rhetoric is not reassuring.
“Given the nature of this campaign on this issue of diversity and inclusion, I’m sure that there is more than the usual amount of concern and questions,” said Shaun Donovan, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director.
Many within the current government, while participating at the “White House Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in Government” did their best to reaffirm their commitment and urge everyone to continue theirs. Gilbert Sandate, chair of the Coalition for Fairness for Hispanics in Government, admitted that he did not expect Trump to support diversity and inclusion efforts like Obama. “I’m afraid the challenge under the Trump administration will be to dig in and fight to hold onto the diversity and inclusion gains made thus far, lest they be quickly eroded or eliminated entirely.” Sandate said.