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Government That Looks Like America? Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Financial Regulatory Institutions

 Diversity in executive management is low at all agencies when compared to the percentage of people of color in the civilian labor force. Three agencies—the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, Boston, and Cleveland—have no people of color in executive management.

From the Greenlining Institute

URL: 
http://greenlining.org/publications/pdf/649/649.pdf

Women’s Health USA 2011

Women’s Health USA is an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families, and their communities.

Data in Women's Health USA

  • Reflects the everchanging, increasingly diverse population and its characteristics
  • Highlights emerging issues and trends in women’s health
  • Profiles women’s health from a variety of data sources
  • Serves as a concise reference for policymakers and program managers

The site is an online version of the data book, Women’s Health USA 2011, published by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration in October 2011.

URL: 
http://mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa11/

Can You Hear (or Read) Me Now?

Originally posted by Rylee Sommers-Flagan June 24, 2010 on EmoryWheel,com (Emory University's student newspaper)

I’ve long been suspicious that editorialists and editorial boards, despite purporting to speak on behalf of their audiences, are not demographically representative of the larger population. These suspicions were confirmed for me last week in a workshop with a group called the OpEd Project.

According to several studies, men dominate something called “thought leadership” in the United States. Specifically, male voices make up about 85 percent of those present in the national editorial conversation. They supply the perspective in opinion media, vastly outnumbering female representation in talk shows, expert interviews, and op-ed pieces across our country.


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