Media Tip Sheet: Disbanding of Capitol Hill Diversity Office Raises Concerns, Fuels Debate Over DEI Programs

April 1, 2024

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The disbanding of the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) has sparked concerns among advocates of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs. Critics argue that such actions undermine progress made in addressing systemic barriers and promoting opportunities for marginalized communities. Despite backlash from some Republicans who view DEI initiatives as divisive, supporters emphasize their importance in combating discrimination and enhancing representation in various sectors.

If you would like more context on this matter, please consider Jasmine McGinnus Johnson. Professor McGinnus Johson is an Associate Professor in Public Administration and Public Policy at George Washington University. Jasmine's research interests broadly relate to the areas of the democratization of philanthropy, the diversity of philanthropy and nonprofits, and human resource issues in public and nonprofit organizations. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Jasmine worked in the nonprofit sector for several years as a development and evaluation senior manager.

If you would like to connect with Prof. McGinnus Johnson, please contact GW Media Relations Specialist Tayah Frye at [email protected]